Looking after your mental health and wellbeing during circuit breaker actions


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The recent circuit breaker actions announced in response to the current COVID-19 situation impact many performing arts activities.

If you’re struggling with this latest news, support is available. Remember, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 phone counselling service available to anyone who works in the creative industries. Simply phone 1800 959 500 to book an appointment, or request to speak with a clinician immediately if needed.

Arts Managers including artistic directors, general managers, team leaders, supervisors, head techs and other management roles can also access the Manager Support Hotline for assistance supporting performing arts workers, support for making decisions during this time, or any challenges for which you’d like support.

Other resources that may be helpful at this time include:


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The public health actions that have been taken will protect the community at large for the long term, and especially our most vulnerable. Our best resource is our health, as that impacts everything else.

It is understandable to feel angry, upset and frustrated by this loss, but remember that these measures are temporary.

As always, look after yourselves, and look after each other.

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