For mental health in the Australian entertainment industry to be actively and openly addressed.
To promote and facilitate enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.
Respect. Compassion. Collaboration.
Entertainment Assist is a national health promotion charity that raises awareness about mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry and advocates for generational change where:
Industry workers are educated to be aware of their own mental wellbeing,
Industry workers are educated to support their peers around mental health; and
Industry employers actively support the mental health and wellbeing of employees.
Governed by a Board of Directors, Entertainment Assist is committed to reducing the shockingly high rates of anxiety, depression, suicide, isolation and other matters associated with working in the Australian entertainment industry.
Entertainment Assist is for everyone working in the Australian performing arts and entertainment industry including performers, support workers, crew and technicians.
By encouraging open conversations in workplaces from concert halls to rehearsal studios and construction workshops, Entertainment Assist supports a resilient industry culture through peer-to-peer, support, education and research.
Entertainment Assist champions change, drawing on research, education and training initiatives, identification of appropriate resources and promotion of appropriate mental health practices in performing arts and entertainment industry workplaces. We aim to communicate these resources as widely as possible by working collaboratively with entertainment industry colleagues including our peers, industry associations, membership organisations, individual employers and expert bodies.