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At the 2018 AAWE wellness forums, participants were asked to identify existing industry wellness initiatives, and if there were gaps in services, to recommend what's needed and prioritise need. Preliminary findings from the forums has identified three key priorities: Education, Risk Management and Support. The AAWE Advisory Committee, at its recent meeting, discussed strategies our industry could implement to address these priority areas.
Conducted on behalf of Entertainment Assist and the Australian Alliance for Wellness in Entertainment, a new Everymind study will look at mental health and the accessibility of wellness programs within the Australian entertainment industry. Findings from the study will inform the development and implementation of a Prevention First Framework for Mental Health in the Australian Entertainment Industry. Have your say and complete the survey now!
On behalf of everyone at Entertainment Assist, we want to thank you all for your ongoing support throughout 2017. This year we have continued to spread the word about mental health in the Australian Entertainment Industry in order to promote and facilitate the enhancement of mental health in our industry.
Over the last month Entertainment Assist, in association with Everymind, conducted a series of Wellness Forums across Australia. A big thank you to all the host venues and everyone who attended. We were thrilled to see such a wide range of industry sectors represented in each state.
The final report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Sustainability of the Australian film and television industry was released in Canberra today. Entertainment Assist made a submission to the Inquiry and appeared as witnesses at a public hearing in September 2017. We are thrilled to announce that the report concludes: “The mental health statistics provided to the committee for the entertainment industry are concerning and should be investigated further.”
World Mental Health Day, Tuesday 10 October 2017:
Entertainment Assist has today announced the formation of the Australian Alliance for Wellness in Entertainment (AAWE) – a world-first, cross-sector initiative for shared interest in positive mental health and wellbeing behaviours for a sustainable Australian entertainment industry.
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