Support Act adds tools for Wellbeing Helpline to keep it on 24/7 standby
They include posters, stickers, a flyer, digital banners, and a strip logo for inclusion on tour itineraries.
“We want everyone working in Australian music to have access to the Wellbeing Helpline number so they can call it, or get their bandmates and colleagues to call it, when it all gets a bit much and they need someone to talk to,” said Support Act CEO Clive Miller.
“Knowing who to call is an important first step in managing wellbeing and we hope these materials will help spread the word about the service and provide easy access to the Helpline phone number – 1800 959 500.”
The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music (all genres) who need to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.
Established with support from Levis and Alberts’ charity arm The Tony Foundation, it is delivered in partnership with AccessEAP.
It is staffed by professional counsellors who offer expertise in all areas related to mental health (depression, anxiety, addiction, suicidal feelings) as well as issues which can be mental health related (such as loneliness, relationship breakdown, financial worries, illness and workplace conflict).
The service is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
Service users can also contact the Helpline through the Support Act website and a counsellor will call them back. Skype sessions are available if service users are touring overseas.
“We have had excellent feedback from people who have called the service,” Miller added.
“They reported feeling very comfortable in being able to discuss their problems in a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment with people who understand the challenges of life in the music industry.”
The materials promoting the Wellbeing Helpline have been developed at no cost by Millmaine Entertainment Marketing.