Support Act announces new date for inaugural mental health and wellbeing conference


9 Jul 2021



Written By Staff Writer



Australian charity organisation Support Act has postponed their Head First music industry conference due to the latest COVID-19 outbreak. The conference has now been rescheduled to Thursday 7 October 2021.

The mental health and wellbeing conference will still be held at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM) in Surry Hills, Sydney, from 9am to 5pm. The inaugural event is aimed at anyone who works in the music industry, from the crew to artists, producers and music workers. An array of expert speakers will take the stage, including thought leaders and mental health educators and advocates, discussing the future of the music industry and the challenges that may arise.

CEO of Support Act, Clive Miller, explains: “It wouldn’t be a music industry event without a pandemic postponement, so despite the initial upset, we’re thrilled that the conference will still be going ahead in October.

“We urge any existing ticket holders to please hold onto their ticket for this new date and we look forward to announcing additional speakers over the coming weeks.”

If you are already a ticket holder for Head First, you will be contacted about the change shortly. If you have yet to purchase your ticket, they are only $39 and include a light breakfast, hot drinks, lunch, afternoon tea and networking drinks. You can purchase them here.

Support Act was established to help provide artists, crew and music workers with crisis relief services, due to any ill health, injury, or mental health problem that may affect their ability to work within the music industry.

If you or someone you know is struggling, the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential phone counselling service, available 24/7 that you can use. It’s available to anyone anywhere in Australia who works in music, the performing arts or other creative industries. It’s accessible 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Support Act also provides a dedicated Helpline for First Nations artists, crew and music workers, which can be accessed by calling 1800 959 500 (Option 3) between 8am to 6pm AEST Monday to Friday.

If you or someone you care about is in crisis or at immediate risk, dial 000.

Photo: Emily Underworld


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