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Nourish Your Body for Performance

Fumi Somehara, principal dietician at DDD Centre for Recovery and former ballet dancer, challenges prevailing myths about diet in the arts industry in our latest free resource, Nourish Your Body for Performance.

This insightful resource not only uncovers these common misconceptions but also provides practical nutrition tips for performers. Emphasising the importance of body acceptance, Somehara encourages all artists to adopt healthy eating habits to optimise their performance on stage and off. Learn more

Webinar with Eating Disorders Victoria

In October, we hosted a webinar with Eating Disorders Victoria to gain essential insights for addressing mental health issues in your workplace. If you were unable to join us, you can watch the full recording on our website. A full transcript is also available. Watch now

Coming Up

Develop and Implement Self Care
29 November, Arts Centre Melbourne
Facilitated by Eugene Wong, this one-day workshop will leave you with a tailored self-care plan you can use for the rest of your performing arts career.
Book now

Mental Health First Aid
21 November, Arts Centre Melbourne
Join Jules Haddock in this two-day course to learn practical techniques for identifying, approaching and supporting people struggling with mental health. Participants who successfully complete this course will gain three years accreditation.
Book now

Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces
22 February, Arts Centre Melbourne
Our popular training program is back for 2024! Train your staff in protective strategies for their mental health and wellbeing.
Book now→

Support

Ausmusic T-Shirt Day
Thursday 30 November
Show your act of support for music workers who are struggling in the industry by purchasing a T-shirt or donating to Support Act today.
Donate today

Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee
More than 100 jobs in the arts and creative industries are now eligible for the Victorian Government’s Sick Pay Guarantee. This Australia-first initiative gives workers access to up to 38 hours a year of sick and carer’s pay at the national minimum wage.
Learn more

On Tuesday, our Lived Experience Advisory Group gathered at Arts Centre Melbourne for a day of future planning.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective has paired up with five Australian performing artists to create Digital Shorts – bite sized videos on some of our most requested topics!
The Arts Wellbeing Collective has joined LinkedIn! Staying up to date with us is now easier than ever.
Introducing our Lived Experience Advisory Group plus New Mental Health Matinees for Alter State festival

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