Arts Wellbeing Collective
11am-12pm, Tuesday 28 July 2020
Hosted by Tracy Margieson, Arts Wellbeing Collective
About the session
Creativity requires vulnerability, innovation, energy, and commitment. Self-care and maintaining positive mental health and wellbeing is essential in this, but is often easier said than done. The pressures of the performing arts industry are well-known, and these pressures can impact our mental health. This session will explore how to take simple, effective and meaningful steps towards self-care, with a particular focus on maintaining positive mental health when transitioning into the industry.
About your host
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.