Resource Category: Read

Encompasses all our written resources, including guides, articles and the Well series.

Navigate Well

Open Navigate Well PDF Working in the performing arts industry is exciting, rewarding, and challenging. It is also uncertain, unpredictable, and changeable, and often confusing to navigate! Our latest guide does not tell you what to do, because everyone’s journeys and aspirations will be different. Instead it helps you figure out what matters to you, […]

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Festival Well

Open Festival Well PDF Coming together and delivering a wide range of events in a short period of time can bring a whole city, region or place alive with art and entertainment – and create a vibe that little else can replicate. That said, the intensity of festival delivery, long hours, hectic schedules, unpredictability and […]

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Speak and Sing Well

Be kind to your voice, recognise that it plays a huge role not only in your life as a performer but in your everyday life and how you connect with the world. Read on website Download S&S Well It’s important to look after our voices and keep them in shape. For performers with speaking and […]

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Sleep Well

A good indication of sleeping well is that it takes us less than 30 minutes to fall asleep at the beginning of the night, and we experience a few wakings during the night. Read on website Download Sleep Well The performing arts industry can present unique challenges for healthy sleep. Unusual work hours, workload pressures, […]

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Work Well Guide

View Work Well Guide The Work Well Guide is a resource that provides performing arts organisations/collaborators with practical strategies and evidence-based tools and techniques for creating mentally healthy workplaces. Your workplace might be backstage, onstage, offstage, a tour bus, a shed or anything in between – but it’s still a workplace! All workplaces can benefit from taking […]

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Back after interval: for all performing arts workers

Looking after our mental health as we return to creative work and workplaces (COVID-19) What is ‘Back after Interval?’ This resource consists of practical, evidence-based tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing when returning to live performance after time away. While this resource was developed in the context of public health responses and venue re-openings throughout COVID-19, […]

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Back after interval: for performers and creatives

Looking after our mental health as we return to creative work and workplaces (COVID-19) What is ‘Back after Interval’? This resource consists of practical, evidence-based tips for looking after your mental health and wellbeing when returning to live performance after time away. While this resource was developed in the context of public health responses and venue re-openings throughout COVID-19, […]

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Back after interval: for leaders, managers and organisations

Promoting positive mental health for your teams returning to creative work and workplaces. Introduction This resource consists of practical, evidence-based tips for looking after yours and your team’s mental health and wellbeing when returning to live performance after time away. While this resource was developed in the context of public health responses and venue re-openings throughout COVID-19, the principles […]

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Tour Well for Tour Managers

Read Tour Well for Tour Managers Tour Well for Tour Managers consists of practical suggestions, evidence-based tips, and real life examples for designing and delivering tours that promote positive mental health for the whole company. Taking a production on the road is exciting and adventurous – producing a show for new audiences, building relationships with […]

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What is mental health?

The Arts Wellbeing Collective is committed to promoting positive mental health in the performing arts industry. What does it mean to have ‘good mental health’? The information below has been developed by Heads Up, and gives an excellent overview of mental health. It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that […]

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