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
Actors Benevolent Funds and Trusts
Victorian Actors Benevolent Trust
Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW
Actors & Entertainers Benevolent Fund (QLD)
Performing Arts WA
New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund
Visit Entertainment Assist for links to online and telephone counselling, and more.