Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry

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One of the most extensive study of entertainment industry workers undertaken anywhere in the world,Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry (2016) by Victoria University and commissioned by Entertainment Assist uncovered serious health and wellbeing concerns for arts workers.

Of the entertainment industry workers surveyed:

  • Suicide attempts were more than double that of the general population.
  • 15.2% experienced symptoms of moderate to severe depression.
  • 44% experienced symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety.*

Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: Final Report (Dr Julie van den Eynde, Professor Adrian Fisher, and Associate Professor Christopher Sonn, October 2016).

The recommendations made in the report actively contributed to the development of the Arts Wellbeing Collective.

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