May eNews 2022


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The Arts Wellbeing Collective are seeking Expressions of Interest to join our Lived Experience Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will ensure performing arts workers with a lived experience of poor mental health are central to our ongoing program design, delivery, and evaluation. The group will work with us on our strategic plan and help guide us through the first year of its delivery.

‘Lived experience’ in this context means people with personal experience of poor mental health. If you think this applies to you, it does!

We’re looking for people with a vision for the industry and who want to create positive, transformative change in the performing arts. Advisory Group members will be remunerated for their time and the Arts Wellbeing Collective strongly encourage First Nations people; people with a disability; trans and gender diverse people, and people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to submit an Expression of Interest. Click here to find out how to apply!

Applications due by 10AM on Monday 30 May 2022.

Wishing you good health, warmth, and creativity
The team at Arts Centre Melbourne


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Support Act Wellbeing Helpline 

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a 24/7, free, confidential phone counselling service available Australia-wide to anyone who usually works in the creative industries. You can make an appointment, or request to speak with an experienced, qualified clinician immediately about any aspect of your mental health and wellbeing. There is dedicated First Nations support and dedicated support for arts managers and leaders available. Call 1800 959 500, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to make an appointment. If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, please contact the Emergency Services on 000. Find out more →

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