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News May 20, 2020

Music industry’s wellbeing helpline now available to other sectors

Music industry’s wellbeing helpline now available to other sectors

Support Act has opened its Wellbeing Helpline beyond the music and theatre industries, to include artists and arts workers across Australia who facing tough times.

The helpline is a free and confidential service available 24/7, staffed by professional clinicians familiar with issues faced by people working in music and the arts.

It can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia, or via email and Zoom video calls.

Supper Act CEO, Clive Miller, said he is thrilled the music industry charity can extend access to the helpline to the wider arts community during the global health crisis.

“COVID-19 is clearly having a huge impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people across the entire arts sector,” he said, as a result of financial hardship and job losses.

“Our clinicians can provide support in all these areas and more, and we encourage any music or arts worker who is concerned about their mental health to call the Helpline on 1800 959 500.”

Support Act launched the Wellbeing Helpline in 2018 with support from The Tony Foundation and Levi’s and partnered with the Arts Centre Melbourne’s Arts Wellbeing Collective to extend access.

The Wellbeing Helpline is delivered in partnership with AccessEAP, a leading not-for-profit Employee Assistance Program provider with close to 30 years’ experience in wellbeing.

The twelve-month expansion of this essential service has been made possible thanks to the Australian Government, through the Office for the Arts.

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