News June 16, 2021

Support Act launches inaugural Head First mental health conference

Support Act launches inaugural Head First mental health conference

Support Act has announced the first-ever mental health conference for the Australian music industry will occur next month.

Taking place at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in Sydney on Thursday July 29, the Head First conference will see members of the Australian music industry convene to discuss the issues of mental health and wellbeing throughout the sector.

All participants within the Australian music industry are invited to attend the conference, which will also be followed by musical performances and networking sessions.

Support Act said that the conference will revolve around four core pillars – health, future, workplace and culture – with a soon-to-be-announced lineup of artists and industry professionals offering insights on each topic.

The conference will feature discussions around sexual health and safety within the industry, burnout, resilience and work/life balance, the price of musical ambition and more.

Support Act’s CEO Clive Miller said the Head First conference is a natural response to the mental health challenges facing the music industry in the wake of the pandemic.

“After the year we’ve all had, now is the time to reflect on where we’ve been and where we’re going in our industry in terms of mental health and wellbeing,” Miller said.

“The Head First conference has been designed to bring our music community together in one place to discuss the issues we all face, to be inspired by some amazing speakers and to walk away with the tools we need to improve our mental health and wellbeing.”

Participants can register for Head First and find out more about the event via Support Act’s website.

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