Are you worried about your own mental health? Or worried about someone else?
It’s a positive first step to have found our Wellbeing Helpline and now we will do our best to help you.
The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is staffed by professional counsellors* who offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal ideation) as well as issues which can be mental health related (such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).
The free and confidential service is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service also offers specific urgent support for people who may be a risk to themselves or others. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
Why might you need to call us? Everyone is different and everyone copes differently. But if you aren’t feeling like your usual self, or that things are getting on top of you, then you certainly aren’t on your own. If these feelings don’t go away, it’s important to talk to someone.
Sometimes that person might be a friend, family member or a colleague. It may be a health professional such as your GP. You can also talk to us using our Wellbeing Helpline on 1800 959 500 toll free at any time within Australia.
If you are worried about someone close to you, then check in with them. It’s not always easy to start a conversation but it can really make a difference to someone who is struggling. Here are some useful tips from BeyondBlue to help you have the conversation.
When you call us, we can help connect you with counselling or other services close to you. Or we can simply help you talk through the issues you are experiencing.
Remember: If you, or someone you care about, is in crisis or at immediate risk dial 000 now.
If you would prefer to email us, you can send us a message using this form. You can also arrange a Skype session instead of a phone call if you are overseas.
We will contact you at the time you tell us is most convenient, or the next working day.
*Support Act’s Wellbeing Helpline is supported by AccessEAP, a leading not-for-profit Employee Assistance Program provider with close to 30 years experience in mental health and workplace wellbeing. Support Act’s Wellbeing Helpline has been designed especially for people in music in partnership with AccessEAP. Support Act has worked closely with AccessEAP to ensure that the person you speak to understands the particular challenges of a career in the music industry and will understand your situation.
The Support Act Wellbeing helpline is made possible through the support of: