Mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts industry

About the session

This session took place on Wednesday 9 December 2020, 6-7pm AEDT.

The pressures of the performing arts industry are well-known, as is the impact they can have on our collective mental health and wellbeing. Leaders across the music theatre industry play a critical role in creating mentally healthy workplaces, and doing so is more important now than ever before. This session will give a brief overview of some of the simple steps you can take to help enable everyone in our industry to do their best work.

About the speakers

  • Tracy Margieson - Arts Wellbeing Collective

    In 2016, research highlighted startling statistics regarding the mental health and wellbeing of performing arts workers in Australia. In response, Arts Centre Melbourne launched the Arts Wellbeing Collective, a mental health and wellbeing program specifically tailored for the performing arts industry. Following the success of the Pilot Program in 2017, the Arts Wellbeing Collective has grown rapidly to be a comprehensive, sector-wide initiative – the only one of its kind anywhere in the world. Head of Program, Tracy Margieson has been leading the initiative since its inception.


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