News February 27, 2019

National Mental Health Matters workshops set for March

National Mental Health Matters workshops set for March

Mental Health Matters is a workshop series for musicians, songwriters and music industry workers set to take place nationally in March.

Presented by APRA AMCOS, and AccessEAP, each workshop will be led by an AccessEAP clinician with experience in mental health and wellbeing training, and an interest in the music industry’s needs.

Research shows that musicians are five times more likely than the general population to suffer from depression and often don’t know where to go for help.

Workshop attendees will learn how to identify mental health issues, find out about resources like the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, and get tips on self-care and helping others.

Support Act CEO Clive Miller said: “At Mental Health Matters, AccessEAP’s trained clinicians will lead an open and insightful workshop framed around how the unique demands and stresses of sustaining a career in music can impact mental wellbeing.

“Our aim for the series is to help build a stronger, healthier music community.”

All events are free but RSVPs are required. Head to APRA AMCOS for more details.

Tuesday, March 12
St. Paul’s Creative Centre

Wednesday, March 13
The Red Rattler, Marrickville

Wednesday, March 13
Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
(Already at capacity from members, waitlist is open)

Monday, March 25
Music Industry College, Fortitude Valley

Monday, March 25
State Library of Western Australia

Wednesday, March 27
APRA AMCOS, Harbour View Plaza

Mental Health Matters is presented by APRA AMCOS, Support Act, AccessEAP, and Music SA, MusicNSW, Music Victoria, QMusic, WAM, MusicNT, with support from TAG (The Appointment Group), Virgin Australia, and Quest Apartment Hotels.

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