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New Resource: Introducing the Work Well Guide!

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is proud to launch our Work Well Guide, an exploration of what makes a mentally healthy workplace in the performing arts, and the steps we can take to bring about positive change.

It shines a light on why being mentally well in the workplace is important, not just for employees, but also for our organisations.

The majority of the Work Well Guide was created with support from Work Safe Victoria.

The Work Well Guide is free to download from our website, along with many other resources designed to support positive mental health for performing artists and arts workers.

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Free Training with Phoenix Australia

Phoenix Australia are offering evidence-informed training courses for performing arts workers. These courses are designed to help people in the aftermath of trauma and includes a set of techniques and skills to guide you in helping others. If you want to offer support to your loved ones, colleagues, or community as they deal with trauma, then these courses are for you.

COVID-19 Response Training

As part of the Victorian Government’s COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Package, Phoenix Australia has launched free, self-paced online training courses for people, organisations, and communities that have been greatly affected by the pandemic. Courses include full-length Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) and Psychological First Aid (PFA) courses, as well as shorter module options for each of these, and one that focus solely on posttraumatic mental health during COVID-19.

Psychological First Aid Webinar
Tue 13th Dec 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM AEDT

Presenter Professor Patricia Watson, an international expert in mental health, will be joined by artists and creative leaders – including our very own Betty Musgrove from the Arts Wellbeing Collective Lived Experience Advisory Group!

This webinar will provide an overview of the core elements of Psychological First Aid and share first-hand insights into the challenges and experiences that others in your industry have faced, and how these are being addressed through the application of Psychological First Aid. To participate, simply click here to secure your place.


Support Act Wellbeing Helpline

Need to talk to someone about your mental health? It’s never too early to reach out for a chat.

Support Act provides free, confidential support 24/7 for all Australian artists and arts workers – just call 1800 959 500 to speak to an experienced, qualified clinician.

General Helpline – 1800 959 500
First Nations Helpline – 1800 861 085
Helpline for Managers and Leaders – 1800 818 728

If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, please call 000 to contact Emergency Services.

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