Mental Care and Wellbeing for Designers

Beyond Blue | 1300 224 636

For counselling and support. All calls and chats are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline | 1800 959 500

Support Act is an Australian charity which assists artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work.  It provides a sector-wide Wellbeing Helpline, staffed by clinicians with an understanding of the unique challenges of the performing arts industry. The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential service, available 24/7 to anyone who works in the performing arts or music industry, and who does not have already have access to an Employment Assistance Program.

Arts Wellbeing Collective

An Arts Centre Melbourne initiative that comprises a consortium of arts and cultural organisations who work together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts, enabling the performing arts to thrive.  Practical resources including podcasts and meditations, workshops and sector initiatives all focusing on promoting positive mental health in the performing arts.

Australian Society for Performing Arts Healthcare

Free access to a growing series of interviews with various healthcare professionals to help artists and crew identify what kind of medical support would best suit them, a free directory service for healthcare professionals and a range of tip sheets to support artists.

Entertainment Assist

Entertainment Assist is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health in the Australian entertainment industry by commissioning research, for workplace and educational transformation and identifying support pathways for those in distress.

Heads Up Campaign

A national campaign by Beyond Blue and the Mentally Healthy Workplace Alliance. Heads Up produces resources for businesses, managers, board members and employees.

Your local GP

Access to a Mental Health Plan.

Lifeline | 13 11 14 

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

The Show Must Go On

Ben Steel’s documentary film highlighting mental wellbeing in the entertainment industry.  Candid interviews from across the entertainment industry. Screen creatives from in front of and behind the camera – actors, writers, producers, directors, cinematographers, editors; musicians, engineers, roadies, dancers, stage performers, artistic directors, educators, arts administrators, comedians, radio announcers et cetera.

Watch for a limited time on ABC iview:

The Wellness Roadshow

The Wellness Roadshow will visit all corners of Australia with the ability to reach a targeted audience of industry leaders, artists and students ready to enter their related industry. Upcoming events include Melbourne on Wednesday 13th and Adelaide on Tuesday 19th November 2019.  See website for more listings.