If you or someone you know is at immediate risk, please contact the Emergency Services on 000.

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline 1800 959 500

Arts Centre Melbourne has partnered with Support Act, a registered charity supporting those that work in the music industry, to pilot a sector-wide Wellbeing Helpline, staffed by clinicians with an understanding of the unique challenges of the performing arts industry.

The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential service, available 24/7 to anyone who works in the performing arts.

Working in the performing arts can be tough. If you’re struggling, call the Support Act Wellbeing Helpline to speak with a qualified professional for support, counselling or coaching on any aspect of your mental health and wellbeing.


Lifeline 13 11 14

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

beyondblue 1300 224 636

beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.

Suicide Call Back Service  1300 659 467

Suicide Call Back Service is a nationwide service that provides 24/7 telephone, video and online professional counselling to people who are affected by suicide.

DirectLine 1800 888 236

Directline provides confidential alcohol and drug counselling and referral for people of all ages and backgrounds in Victoria, Australia.

Griefline 1300 845 745

Griefline is Australia’s only dedicated grief helpline service that provides counselling support services free of charge to individuals and families.

Headspace 1800 650 890

Headspace is a national youth mental health foundation dedicated to improving the wellbeing of young Australians.

Switchboard Victoria 1800 184 527

Switchboard Victoria is a community based not for profit organisation that provides peer based, volunteer run support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people and their friends, families and allies.

The Equity Health Database

Download a database of psychologists, psychiatrists and GPs for performers and crew.

Actors Benevolent Funds and Trusts

Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust
vabt.com.au

Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW
actorsbenevolentfund.org.au

Actors & Entertainers Benevolent Fund (QLD)
abfqld.com.au

Performing Arts WA
performingartswa.org.au/benvolence

New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund
nzabf.org.nz

Entertainment Assist

Visit Entertainment Assist for links to online and telephone counselling, and more.