The Arts Wellbeing Collective’s training program was created by industry, for industry, to help our community tackle our sector’s unique challenges more effectively. The program incorporates familiar past offerings like Mental Health First Aid, along with newly developed two-hour, half-day and full-day workshops.
Open to both individual and organisations, our program educates performing arts workers to make positive change to their and their team’s mental wellbeing.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective thanks the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation for their leadership and generous philanthropic support of our training program.
Lead by example and create a workplace that allows your people to flourish.
A 1-day accredited unit that empowers you to create and sustain a self-care plan throughout your performing arts career.
One of our most popular courses, learn how to administer Mental Health First Aid, with a focus on the unique challenges of the performing arts.
Don’t see your question answered or want to chat further? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at email@example.com or fill our workplace enquiry form.
Artists, producers, technicians, FOH staff, company managers… the list goes on! If you work in the performing arts, you are welcome to attend.
Our booking system caters to individuals and small groups, allowing up to 10 people per booking. To book training for your group or organisation, please get in touch via this form.
Everyone benefits from a safer workplace. Increasing understanding of mental health reduces stigma, and encourages awareness and early help-seeking. By moving away from an attitude of ‘we’ll deal with it when it happens’, you not only safeguard your/your employees’ wellbeing, but your reputation and financial situation. Learn more about the benefits of mentally healthy workplaces in our Work Well Guide.
It is never too early to address mental health, and the importance of good mental wellbeing is not going unnoticed.
This year, WorkSafe Victoria are proposing reforms to the Occupational Health and Safety (Psychological Health) Regulations. These reforms will include guidelines for organisations, along with a compliance code.
Completing Arts Wellbeing Collective’s training puts performing arts organisations ahead of the curve, ensuring an easier transition once legislation is introduced.
We are currently only able to offer in-person workshops in Melbourne, however our online sessions are open to all.
All workshops are live, interactive, and may involve discussions, activities, or case studies. Training sessions are not counselling sessions nor opportunities to ‘name and shame’. Remember, everyone attending is working towards a shared goal.
Your safety is of the upmost importance for us. Participants will never be asked to disclose private mental health information.
In person workshops will be wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have any requirements or concerns prior to attending training.
Some of the topics discussed in these workshops may be triggering to those with lived experience of mental distress. We encourage you to read the learning outcomes of each course and consider if you will be able to comfortably interact with the workshop content at this time. Remember you can always access our free resources in the meantime.
If you need immediate support, please call the Support Act Wellbeing Hotline on 1800 959 500 or another hotline of your choice.
Arts Centre Melbourne is located at 100 St Kilda Rd, Southbank VIC 3004.
If you will be attending an in-person workshop and want to know more about travelling to Arts Centre Melbourne, check out their guide here.
Arts Centre Melbourne consists of both the State Theatre Building (with the iconic spire on top) and Hamer Hall (neighbouring circular building). The following rooms are in the State Theatre Building:
- Hugh Williamson Room (Lvl 7)
- State Theatre Lounge (Lvl 3)
- Amcor Lounge (Lvl 3)
- The Pavillion (Lvl 8)
The Melbourne Room is located in Hamer Hall.
If you have trouble finding the room listed on your ticket, the friendly front of house staff can guide you in the right direction.