Help support life-changing services for those who work in the performing arts industry.
The performing arts inspires, entertains, challenges, and delights millions of people every year.
However, recent research revealed that the very people delivering these life-changing arts experiences every day are in distress.
Entertainment Assist and Victoria University’s report, Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry (van den Eynde, Fisher & Sonn, 2016) uncovered startling statistics. Of the thousands of entertainment industry workers surveyed:
- 15.2% experienced symptoms of moderate to severe depression (five times higher than the general population)
- 44% experienced symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety (ten times higher than the general population)
- Nearly 1 in 10 had attempted suicide
Arts Centre Melbourne’s Arts Wellbeing Collective delivers a range of services, programs and resources, all focused on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone who works in the performing arts – and all completely free of charge.
Your donation helps continue this vital work.