May eNews 2024


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National survey launches across all creative industries

Support Act has opened their 2024 national survey and want to hear your feedback before Tuesday 18 June.

Why is this important?

These surveys are vital to understanding the mental health, work patterns and shared experiences of all Australian arts workers and will ultimately help determine what supports are put in place.

Conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne and with support from Entertainment Assist, the survey is open to anyone over the age of 16 who works in the creative industries in Australia, so please share it among your networks.

The survey takes approx. 20 mins to complete. All responses will remain anonymous and are vital to understanding the mental health challenges faced by our community.

Take the survey


What’s on

What do staff at ACMI, the Australian Ballet, Polyglot Theatre, Footscray Community Arts, Collarts, Melbourne Youth Orchestras, Marriner Group and Ausdance all have in common? They’ve done training with the Arts Wellbeing Collective in the past year. 5th of June is your last day to train with us before EOFY.
Which course suits you best?

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
5 – 6 June 2024, 1-3pm both days
For leaders and managers: Create a workplace that allows your people to flourish.
Online with Glenda Chi.

Responding to Mental Distress
5 June 2024, 1-3pm
A 2-hour introduction to supporting someone experiencing mental distress.
At VCA Southbank Campus (MELB) with Kathy Lepan-Walker.

Browse our workshops



Unpacking Navigate Well

We loved the energy, passion, and thoughtful questions you brought to our Navigate Well webinar. We know many more of you wanted to attend, so a full recording is now available on our website, alongside an edited transcript.

Remember, you don’t have to wait for a webinar to ask questions! If you want to chat about any of our resources or workshops, reach out via

Find out more about our Navigate Well career mapping tool.

Catch up now



Free counselling for performing arts workers

If you’re not in the headspace to do their survey, please check out the free hotlines that Support Act offer. Performing arts workers can access up to 10 free counselling sessions by calling 1800 959 500.

Help is available all hours of the day, every day, with additional options dedicated to supporting Managers, First Nations people, the LGBTQIA+ community and anyone experiencing sexual harassment/abuse.

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