Sometimes it all gets too much ……
We’ve all been there, right? Those days when our anxiety gets the better of us, or we feel depressed and can’t get motivated. Sometimes those days can turn into weeks, and we need a circuit breaker.
This is particularly true in the current COVID-19 environment, where we are all being asked to practice physical distancing and home isolation.
The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music or the arts, who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.
It is delivered in partnership with Access EAP*, with funding support from the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts, and is staffed by professional counsellors who offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal feelings) as well as issues which can be mental health related (such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).
The service is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia. You can also email us and a counsellor will call you back. Zoom sessions are also available.
Call us now, or share this information with a friend who needs that circuit breaker.
Remember: If you, or someone you care about, is in crisis or at immediate risk dial 000 now.
If you are looking for our Helpline Resources, click here.
*AccessEAP is a leading not-for-profit Employee Assistance Program provider with close to 30 years experience in mental health and workplace wellbeing. Support Act and the Arts Wellbeing Collective have worked closely with AccessEAP to ensure that the person you speak to understands the particular challenges of a career in the music industry and / or the performing arts, and will understand your situation.