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

Support Act Wellbeing Helpline 1800 959 500

Free, confidential phone counselling service available 24/7 for anyone who works in the performing arts industry. Call now to make an appointment, or request to speak to someone immediately about 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.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service 1800 512 348

beyondblue has trained counsellors available 24/7 to support anyone feeling worried or struggling to cope during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Head to Health

Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

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.

Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line 1800 861 085

The Support Act First Nations Dedicated Support Line is free and confidential service specifically catered to First Nations music and arts workers who are concerned about any aspect of their mental health and wellbeing. Available 24/7, 365 days per year.

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.


Additional supports and information during COVID-19

Arts Law Centre of Australia: COVID-19 FAQs for artists

Australian Psychological Society: advice for maintaining positive mental health

Beyond Blue: Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Beyond Blue Forum: Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak

Family violence crisis response and support during coronavirus

Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA): COVID-19


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