Lifeline: 24 hour Crisis Support and Suicide Prevention Services.

Mensline: Telephone and online counselling service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Kids Helpline: Only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.

R U OK?: Inspiring and empowering people to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life.

HeadspaceHelping 12-25 year olds with mental health, physical health, work and study.

Beyond BlueProvides Support And Information On Anxiety, Depression And Suicide.

ReachOutHelping under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times.

SANE AustraliaNational mental health charity working to support Australians affected by complex mental illness.

Black Dog InstituteA world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Qlife: Provides anonymous, LGBTI peer support and referral for people wanting to talk about a range of issues including sexuality, identity, gender, bodies, feelings or relationships.

1800RESPECT: 24/7 confidential national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service.


Support Act: Financial assistance and helpline by the music industry, for the music industry.

Crew Care: A membership based, democratic, not-for-profit charity, whose mission is to effect change for the better in crew welfare – personally, financially and professionally.

Entertainment AssistPromotes and facilitates enhancement of mental health and wellbeing in the Australian entertainment industry.

Arts Wellbeing CollectivePromoting positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.


Bel Ryan
Art Therapist and Counsellor
Ignite Art Therapies
0403 826 730

Isy Ashford
Creative Arts Therapist, Community Arts and Events, Meditation and Wellbeing Practitioner
The Art to Wellbeing
0416 202 278
FB: The Art to Wellbeing

Jessica Cohen
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Next Stage Counselling
A support service for members of the arts and festival industries.
We can offer you support and coaching to get you through difficult times and help you to feel, function, and work at your best. Appointments are private and confidential, and there are sessions available to suit all schedules – night and day.
Bookings required. Email Jessi at


Bringing It All Together: Guidelines For Arts and Mental Health Projects 
Guidelines for Arts and Mental Health Projects

Media and Public Speaking: A Mindframe Guide for Consumers and Carers
Practical information for consumers and carers to support their work with the media. It provides some advice on the best way to share personal stories – whether for a media interview or a public speaking opportunity.

The Music Manager’s Guide To Mental Health
“A good modern music manager protects their client’s emotional, mental and physical state just as passionately as their business interests. It’s a role that can make all the difference for artists who may be struggling with the demands of stardom, along with any other mental health challenges they harbour.” [The Guardian, 2016]


Super BetterA tool created by game designers to help you build resilience and get stronger, happier and healthier. Choose from over 25 power packs or design your own adventure for any area of life where you want to feel better.
Each activity uses gaming techniques to help you tackle a tough challenge, change what isn’t working and reach your goals. You can get support and help others while having fun.

Smiling MindA modern meditation app for young people. It has been developed by a team of psychologists and uses mindfulness to boost calmness, contentment and clarity. Mindfulness meditation has been shown to help manage stress, resilience, anxiety, depression and improve general health and wellbeing.

Headspace: Guided Meditation: Meditation made simple. The app takes you through the basics of meditation, with progress pages to track your stats and reminders to help you with your practice.

ReachOut WorryTimeInterrupt repetitive thinking by setting aside your worries until later, so you don’t get caught up in them and can get on with your day. This means you can deal with worries once a day, rather than carrying them around with you 24/7.

ReachOut BreatheHelps you reduce the physical symptoms of stress and anxiety by slowing down your breathing and your heart rate with your iPhone or Apple Watch.

Breakup ShakeupProvides ideas for fun, easy things to do to help you cope after a breakup. The app teaches you that planning activities and increasing your social support will help you recover faster.

Orb GAME: Enter a world where a negative force known as The Glitch has drained colour from the world causing people and machines to behave oddly. You must return colour and positive to the world by solving the Glitch.

HealthTapOffers trustworthy answers and healthy tips collected from more than 50,000 health professionals. Find out more about symptoms, conditions, health concerns and wellness topics, with daily health tips that are relevant to you. You can store health information, documents, scans and images privately, or share with your doctor.

Zombies, Run! 5k TrainingAn immersive running game and audio adventure. It helps you stay motivated and allows you to track your progress of your running and fitness level.

PacificaPsychologist-designed tools to address stress, anxiety and depression based on cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, relaxation, and mood/health tracking.

HappifyEffective tools and programs to help you take control of your emotional well being.

MindShiftDesigned to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety. This app includes strategies to deal with everyday anxiety, as well as specific tools to tackle exam anxiety, perfectionism, social anxiety, performance anxiety, worry, panic and conflict.

1 Giant MindFor anyone who wants to feel less stressed, more calm and present and experience greater health and wellbeing.

Music eScape: Create a mood map of your music library, develop dynamic playlists to match your music to your mood or select a music journey to express, enhance or change your mood.

RechargePersonalised six-week program that helps improve your general health and wellbeing.

CalmGuided meditation app to help reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. The 7-step program teaches you how to meditate, with adjustable nature scenes and relaxing music tracks. Sessions range from 2 to 30 minutes on the topics of focus, creativity, energy, confidence, sleep and more.

TideLets you get things done by breaking up individual event among discrete intervals, separated by short breaks. It helps you stay focused in work and study. With one tap, you can easily start a focus and peaceful time accompanied by sounds of natural environment. Combining the most popular time management method with nature sounds.

We hope you find these sites and resources helpful.