Major new initiative targets wellbeing in the arts

In partnership with Entertainment Assist, and supported by WorkSafe Victoria and VicHealth, Arts Centre Melbourne is preparing to launch the Arts Wellbeing Collective: a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for Victorian arts workers.

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World First Research Exposes Alarming Findings on the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Australian Entertainment Industry Workers

Entertainment Assist and Victoria University have today released a report uncovering serious health and wellbeing concerns for those who work in the Australian entertainment industry.
Health problems and suicidality are prominent among entertainment industry professionals. Suicide ideation is six times greater, suicide planning is more than four times greater and suicide attempts are more than double the general population. Indicators of moderate to severe anxiety are 10 times higher and depression symptomology five times over the general population norms.

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Entertainment Assist on ABC Radio National Books and Arts

Entertainment Assist General Manager, Susan Cooper, discusses how Entertainment Assist's recent study found that people in the arts were much more likely to have depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. The conversation looks at the highs and lows of life in the arts and discusses ways of making life better for our creative community -  with Lucinda Sharpe and Matt Heyward on ABC Radio National Books and Arts with Michael Cathcart.

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Australian Entertainment Industry research study announced to identify and address the pitfalls of working within the industry

Entertainment Assist proudly announces the commencement of a research study into “Working in the Australian Entertainment Industry: key factors in longevity and transition”. The research aims to provide key insights into the reality of the health and financial circumstances of many working within the industry.  
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