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Support Act Program

Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our community

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental health and wellbeing of our community has been significantly impacted. Especially so for our creative industries, artists, performers and musicians.

The South Australian Government will provide $250,000 to Support Act to continue to provide a mental health support service to South Australian musicians, managers, crew and music workers.

This will support South Australian music industry professionals to continue to access the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – a free, confidential phone counselling service that is staffed by psychologists with direct experience of working in music and the arts.

It will also ensure South Australian music workers have access to range of industry specific prevention, education and training programs including; free Mental Health First Aid Training, First Nations Mental Health and Wellbeing workshops, workplace wellbeing check-ins, financial wellbeing workshops, sexual health and safety training, and much more.

Through this funding, Support Act has been working in conjunction with Music SA to develop a range of mental health and wellbeing programs.

Find out more about the full program schedule on Support Act's website.

Support Act’s goal is to create sustainable behavioural and cultural change across the industry in relation to mental health and wellbeing, and we will ensure South Australian music workers are at the forefront of these important initiatives.

Creative Minds - Kaurna /​ Adelaide

Reconnect with creativity and approach making music in new ways through Support Act’s immersive, one-day intensive workshop, exclusively for musicians, artists and creatives in the Australian music industry.

The workshop explores:

  • The myths and perils of creativity related to what it means to “be creative”
  • Goal-setting strategies
  • Values and the importance of “defining your why”
  • How to nurture conditions for creativity
  • Creative tools and techniques to help participants operate in the system of creativity, and explore the four laws of creative success

What Will I Get?

Within the workshop, you’ll get the opportunity to meet and connect with other creatives working in music, and have the space to ask questions and receive support from the facilitator and special guest from the industry.

Creative Minds workshop will run from 10am until 5pm on Tuesday 21 March at The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA at a cost of $50, and is delivered as part of the See it LIVE program.

Sound Minds - Kaurna /​ Adelaide

Join us Monday 20 March from 6:30PM at The Gov, Hindmarsh SA for Sound Minds (Kaurna/Adelaide). An electrifying panel event and live Q&A featuring industry experts who have mastered the art of balancing their passion for music with the demands of their careers.

From touring and recording to managing and promoting, the music industry can be a nonstop whirlwind. But our panelists have found a way to strike a chord between their love for music and their work-life balance.

You’ll hear from musicians, managers, and industry insiders who have achieved success while maintaining their mental and physical well-being. They’ll share their secrets to staying grounded and focused, and offer tips on how to create a balanced lifestyle that works for you.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from the best and take your own career to the next level.
Register now for an evening of inspiration, insights, and a little music! See you there!

The event is from 6:30PM (ACST) on Monday 20 March at The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA.

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