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Support Act Limited

Contact

Name: Clive Miller

Position: CEO

Email: admin@supportact.org.au

Website: http://www.supportact.org.au

Address

PO Box 2190

Clovelly West NSW 2031

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Our Mission / Objective

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. We also provide mental health and wellbeing support through the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music or the arts.

Our Services

Support Act has been at the forefront of the Australian Music Industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing support to the thousands of artists, crew and music workers (from all genres) who have lost their jobs, their incomes and their career momentum due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the live music industry.

Crisis Relief Grants

Support Act provides crisis relief grants to musicians, music workers and crew and their families experiencing financial hardship. In 2020/21, the majority of grants are provided to music industry workers who are unable to work due to COVID-19, however, we continue to support those who are suffering financial hardship as a result of injury, ill-health or a mental health issue that is managed through a current Mental Health plan. We provide financial support in the areas of rent/mortgage, food, utilities, medical equipment and costs. 

Additionally, we provide Funeral Support grants to assist families of deceased musicians, music workers or crew who require financial assistance to farewell their loved ones with dignity.  

Counselling Support

We also provide access to the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, the Manager Support Hotline and the First Nations Dedicated Support Line.These are free, confidential counselling services that are available to anyone working in Australian music or the arts, who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.

Support Act Prevention, Education and Training (PET) programs

In order to address the disproportionate levels of mental ill-health in the music and arts industry, Support Act is developing or supporting a range of PET programs to reinforce positive mental health and wellbeing messages and engender a sense of community and resilience among the industry. These include:

On My Mind – a web and podcast series looking at issues such as positive thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, productivity.

Sound Check – our weekly web series of conversations with health practitioners and music industry professionals about how to stay mentally well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gimme Shelter – an early intervention mental health program tailored to the music industry with a focus on artist management. It is delivered in partnership with the Association of Artist Managers.

Mental Health First Aid Training for Crew – delivered by PNP Health in Queensland in association with CrewCare. 80 crew have been trained to date.

There are more programs in development.

Our Beneficiaries

Support Act provides financial assistance to musicians, music workers, crew and their families in crisis. We also provide counselling assistance to anyone working in the music industry or any genre of the arts who may wish to speak with someone about any aspect of their wellbeing or mental health. 

Support Act assists the entire music industry by providing prevention, education and training (PET) programs in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.  

Support Act has employed a First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker, whose role is to ensure that more First Nations artists, crew and music workers access our services.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Names of Board Members

Sally Howland – Chair

John Watson

Sebastian Chase

Linda Courtney

Leah Flanagan

Alethea Beetson

Karin Lines

John O’Donnell

Tom Larkin

David Albert

Lynne Small – Company Secretary and Treasurer

Registration Information

ABN

43079588604

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

MAKE A BEQUEST

If you would like to leave Support Act a gift in your Will or should you decide to include Support Act as a beneficiary, we provide more information here.

We understand that making a Will is a very personal matter. If you decide to include Support Act in your Will, or have already done so, please let us know.

As well as helping us plan for the future, it allows us to acknowledge your support personally and to discuss your wishes. Any information you provide is of course confidential.

General Donations

DONATE

Music matters. If you love music and want to help when times are tough for the people who make it, you have come to the right place. To continue supporting artists and music workers, donate today.

Every donation we receive helps to make a difference. You can choose where your gift goes.

Make a general donation to “where help is needed most” or to one of our specific funds such as for Roadies or the Wellbeing Helpline.

All donations over $2 will be issued with an instant tax deductible receipt.

To make a donation, please click here.  

Other support

FUNDRAISE

You can fundraise for Support Act by putting on a concert or event, donating a percentage of sales, collecting donations and more.

Click here to start the registration process which is quick and easy.

You can also call us on 1300 731 303 if you have any questions.

‘HELP A MATE’ DONATION

The Help a Mate program enables friends and family to mobilise support from their networks for a specific individual or family who are in crisis.

Click here to view our current “Help A Mate” appeals. You can also set up your own appeal.

All donations over $2 will be issued with an instant tax deductible receipt.

WORKPLACE GIVING

If you would like to support our work through a pre tax contribution, please complete this form with your details. If you are an employer, you can also enquire about including us in your workplace giving scheme here as well.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. We also provide mental health and wellbeing support through the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline – a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music or the arts.

Our Services

Support Act has been at the forefront of the Australian Music Industry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing support to the thousands of artists, crew and music workers (from all genres) who have lost their jobs, their incomes and their career momentum due to the COVID-19 shutdown of the live music industry.

Crisis Relief Grants

Support Act provides crisis relief grants to musicians, music workers and crew and their families experiencing financial hardship. In 2020/21, the majority of grants are provided to music industry workers who are unable to work due to COVID-19, however, we continue to support those who are suffering financial hardship as a result of injury, ill-health or a mental health issue that is managed through a current Mental Health plan. We provide financial support in the areas of rent/mortgage, food, utilities, medical equipment and costs. 

Additionally, we provide Funeral Support grants to assist families of deceased musicians, music workers or crew who require financial assistance to farewell their loved ones with dignity.  

Counselling Support

We also provide access to the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline, the Manager Support Hotline and the First Nations Dedicated Support Line.These are free, confidential counselling services that are available to anyone working in Australian music or the arts, who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing.

Support Act Prevention, Education and Training (PET) programs

In order to address the disproportionate levels of mental ill-health in the music and arts industry, Support Act is developing or supporting a range of PET programs to reinforce positive mental health and wellbeing messages and engender a sense of community and resilience among the industry. These include:

On My Mind – a web and podcast series looking at issues such as positive thinking, problem solving, communication, creativity, productivity.

Sound Check – our weekly web series of conversations with health practitioners and music industry professionals about how to stay mentally well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gimme Shelter – an early intervention mental health program tailored to the music industry with a focus on artist management. It is delivered in partnership with the Association of Artist Managers.

Mental Health First Aid Training for Crew – delivered by PNP Health in Queensland in association with CrewCare. 80 crew have been trained to date.

There are more programs in development.

Our Beneficiaries

Support Act provides financial assistance to musicians, music workers, crew and their families in crisis. We also provide counselling assistance to anyone working in the music industry or any genre of the arts who may wish to speak with someone about any aspect of their wellbeing or mental health. 

Support Act assists the entire music industry by providing prevention, education and training (PET) programs in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.  

Support Act has employed a First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker, whose role is to ensure that more First Nations artists, crew and music workers access our services.

Projects in Progress

Our People

Names of Board Members

Sally Howland – Chair

John Watson

Sebastian Chase

Linda Courtney

Leah Flanagan

Alethea Beetson

Karin Lines

John O’Donnell

Tom Larkin

David Albert

Lynne Small – Company Secretary and Treasurer

Registration Information

ABN

43079588604

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

MAKE A BEQUEST

If you would like to leave Support Act a gift in your Will or should you decide to include Support Act as a beneficiary, we provide more information here.

We understand that making a Will is a very personal matter. If you decide to include Support Act in your Will, or have already done so, please let us know.

As well as helping us plan for the future, it allows us to acknowledge your support personally and to discuss your wishes. Any information you provide is of course confidential.

General Donations

DONATE

Music matters. If you love music and want to help when times are tough for the people who make it, you have come to the right place. To continue supporting artists and music workers, donate today.

Every donation we receive helps to make a difference. You can choose where your gift goes.

Make a general donation to “where help is needed most” or to one of our specific funds such as for Roadies or the Wellbeing Helpline.

All donations over $2 will be issued with an instant tax deductible receipt.

To make a donation, please click here.  

Other support

FUNDRAISE

You can fundraise for Support Act by putting on a concert or event, donating a percentage of sales, collecting donations and more.

Click here to start the registration process which is quick and easy.

You can also call us on 1300 731 303 if you have any questions.

‘HELP A MATE’ DONATION

The Help a Mate program enables friends and family to mobilise support from their networks for a specific individual or family who are in crisis.

Click here to view our current “Help A Mate” appeals. You can also set up your own appeal.

All donations over $2 will be issued with an instant tax deductible receipt.

WORKPLACE GIVING

If you would like to support our work through a pre tax contribution, please complete this form with your details. If you are an employer, you can also enquire about including us in your workplace giving scheme here as well.

Work with us

Volunteer with us

Our Annual Reports

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