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Opening mental health support programs for SA's music industry

A range of mental health support services and wellbeing programs for those working in the state’s music industry will be rolled out over the coming months thanks to a $250,000 grant provided to Support Act by the South Australian Government.

Support Act is the music industry’s charity, delivering a range of support services and programs to musicians, managers, crew and music workers who are doing it tough.

Working in conjunction with Music SA, Support Act has developed a schedule for their upcoming mental health and wellbeing programs, which will begin later this month.

This will ensure South Australian musicians and music workers have access to a 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.

It will also ensure South Australian music industry professionals can continue accessing 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.

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

This grant is part of the South Australian Government’s $10 million See it LIVE package that aims to get local musicians and performers back on stage through a range of support programs, vouchers and grants for live music and hospitality venues, promoters and more.

Further information regarding the See it LIVE Music Package can be found online at seeitlive.sa.gov.au, and for further information regarding Support Act visit supportact.org.au.

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