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.