Latest News & Updates from the Collective

Eleven wonderful performing arts workers including actors, agents, arts managers, and technicians recently completed accredited Mental Health First Aid training.
Arts Centre Melbourne and Arts on Tour have led the development of a brand new resource, Tour Well for Tour Managers: tips and techniques for designing tours to promote positive mental health and wellbeing.
Whether you're performing, recharging, getting out of character, or just relaxing, we hope you find these meditations helpful.
The darkness that lies behind: How Claire Spencer tackled the arts world's big taboo.
Arts Centre Melbourne's Arts Wellbeing Collective is thrilled to announce the launch of a new pilot program, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, as part of its suite of mental health and wellbeing initiatives, tailored for those who work in the performing arts.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective are thrilled to offer free mental health workshops in Horsham and Shepparton as part of Art Centre Melbourne's Tech Connect
Another incredible group of performing arts workers have become trained in Mental Health First Aid.
We require your assistance to evaluate the overall effectiveness of Worksafe's WorkWell Program via a short survey.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective team recently had the privilege of attending the International Society for the Performing Arts Congress 2019.
Team members from The Australian Ballet and Orchestra Victoria recently completed accredited Mental Health First Aid training.
Applications are now open for actors, directors, crew and creatives to attend workshops and seminars on intimacy direction
Thank you to Women in Safety, Minter Ellison' and WorkSafe Victoria for inviting us to present a case study of the Arts Wellbeing Collective at their first Melbourne forum.
MEAA has compiled a list of GPs, Psychiatrists and Psychologists who have self-identified as having a special interest in or affiliation with the arts.
The Skilled Workplace Program recognises workplaces for their commitment to Mental Health First Aid.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective Three-Year Strategy launched on World Mental Health Day 2018
Arts Centre Melbourne is delighted to announce that it has received funding from WorkSafe Victoria's WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund.
Today is AusMusic T-Shirt Day! Help Support Act raise funds for artists and music workers who are experiencing financial hardship, ill health, injury or mental health issues.
Health and Safety consultant Kevin Jones shares his thoughts on the Arts Wellbeing Collective funding announcement.
"A future that works" campaign is aimed at undertaking research to highlight workplace challenges and solutions.
Arts Centre Melbourne Chief Executive Officer, Claire Spencer, was recently invited to speak at the Tessitura Learning & Community Conference in Orlando, Florida to 2,000 delegates about Arts Centre Melbourne's experience with the Arts Wellbeing Collective Pilot Program.
Tune Ups highlight the ways in which the music workers already take care of their mental health, through simple activities like cooking, exercising and walking in nature.
Our sincere thanks to Tim Minchin, Smartartists Management and QPAC for their generosity in helping us to prepare this message.
With performing arts workers twice as likely to attempt suicide than those in other industries, 90 arts organisations have joined forces in Victoria for an industry-first initiative to support them.


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