A mental health helpline has been launched for members of the Australian music industry. There are mental health lines for the general public, but for an industry that is plagued by mental health issues, this is a welcome step to hopefully aiding those who struggle to ask for help.
The Wellbeing helpline is a free and confidential service that according to Clive Miller, Support Act CEO is “in direct response to requests from our colleagues working in music to help improve overall mental health and wellbeing.”
AccessEAP, a leading not-for-profit Employee Assistance Program, will staff the helpline. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.
The helpline will be offer expertise in all areas of mental health like depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, addition, illness, loneliness, workplace conflict and more.
With one already launched in the UK by Help Musicians UK, we hope more of these pop up around the world.