Clive is CEO of Support Act, a music charity that provides crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing support to musicians, crew and music workers.
Life in the music industry can be challenging at the best of times, with statistics showing that music and arts workers suffer from anxiety and depression at rates that are 5-10 times higher than the rest of society.
There is a strong need to help build mentally healthy workplaces within the music industry, which is comprised of many small businesses and sole traders who often lack access to structured and sector specific resources.
Support Act seeks to play a leadership role through development of prevention, education and training programs including its free phone counselling service, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline.
“I am honoured to be part of the ambassador program and to participate in the exchange of ideas and information with Government and others that will help to reduce stigma and encourage a view of mental health among artists/musicians, crew and music workers that promotes awareness, education and training and positive help-seeking behaviours.”
Support Act Wellbeing Helpline - a free, 24/7 phone counselling service available to anyone working in music or arts in Australia who is concerned about any aspect of their mental health of wellbeing. Call 1800 959 500.
Managers Support Hotline - which allows managers and team leaders to receive coaching in 15 minute increments from our clinicians in how to manage a mental health issue in their workplace. Call 1800 818 728.
First Nations Dedicated Helpline - a culturally safe helpline designed to make mental health and wellbeing services more accessible to Fist Nations artists, crew and music workers. Call 1800 861 085.
On My Mind workshop series - designed specifically for the music industry looking at issues such as positive thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, productivity.
Soundcheck - an interview style web series that features a diverse cast of artists, mental health practitioners, policy makers, music workers and crew/production professionals talking about their own experiences during these very challenging times.
Gimme Shelter is an early intervention mental health program tailored to the music industry with a focus on artist management. Provides mental health first aid training, Creativity and Mental Health, Mindfulness and Wellness, Conflict Management and Resolution. Delivered in partnership with the Association of Artist Managers.
Mental Health First Aid Training for live production crew. Delivered in partnership with CrewCare.
Development of online resource portal supportact.org.au
Development of Mental Health Advocates program.
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