9 February 2017
The Arts Wellbeing Collective, an initiative of Arts Centre Melbourne in collaboration with arts and cultural organisations from around the state, focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of Victorian arts workers.
Last year, Entertainment Assist and Victoria University released a ground-breaking research report on the mental health and wellbeing of those who work in the Entertainment industry.
The report found that rates of suicide, anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are more prevalent among performing arts workers than in the general population. Read the full report.
To tackle the issue Arts Centre Melbourne has developed the Arts Wellbeing Collective in partnership with Entertainment Assist and supported by WorkSafe Victoria and VicHealth.
Drawing upon psychological tools and expert advice, the Arts Wellbeing Collective will deliver workshops, services and activities throughout Victoria with a focus on prevention and early intervention of mental health problems.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective seeks to create a more supportive and nurturing environment for Victoria's creative community.
Membership of the free pilot program is open to individuals as well as organisations.