+International Entertainment Industry Mental Health Organisations


Entertainment Assist is a health promotion charity that raises awareness about mental health in the Australian entertainment industry and advocates for generational change where: industry workers (performers, support workers and crew) are educated to take care of self; industry workers are educated to support their peers; and industry employers actively support the mental health and well being of employees. Entertainment Assist's website is an information and resource hub.

United Kingdom

ArtsMinds is a collaborative initiative from BAPAM (British Association of Performing Arts Medicine), Equity, Spotlight and The Stage to bring together into one place a raft of resources for performers and creative practitioners facing mental health issues.

Music Support is a non-profit collective of volunteers and professionals providing help and support for individuals in any area of the music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues.

UK Addiction Treatment Centres address the individual as a whole and will tailor treatment to the addiction and long-term recovery of the patient. 135 beds nationally across the UK, treatment for all addictions including process addiction and dual diagnosis.


The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery to Austin music professionals and their family members.

DrugRehab.com provide information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

+international entertainment industry research

Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: Final Report; Entertainment Assist AUS; Dr J van den Eynde, Prof A Fisher, Assoc Prof C Sonn; Victoria University; Aug 2015 for Entertainment Assist

Can Music Make You Sick? Music and Depression A study into the incidence of musicians' mental health. Part 1: Pilot Survey Report, Help Musicians UK; Sally Anne Gross & Dr George Musgrave; University of Westminster; Nov 2016

The Australian Actors's Wellbeing Study: Preliminary Report; Ian Maxwell, Mark Seton and Marianna Szabó; June 2015 for Equity Foundation, AUS.

The NZ Music Community Wellbeing Survey; New Zealand Music Foundation, Nov 2016