Music Industry Charities Support Act Launches Sexual Health and LGBTQI+ Helplines
Music charity Support Act has stepped up its support for people in the industry facing discrimination by launching two new helplines: a sexual health and safety helpline and an LGBTQI+ helpline .
The new additions are a response to the growing demand for mental health services and discrimination, sexual harassment, rape and other forms of assault disproportionately affecting women, LGBTQI+ and members of diverse gender identities from the community.
“Over the past year, we’ve seen the voices of our industry speak loud and clear against the discrimination, sexual harassment and assault that has plagued the music community for far too long,” says Clive Miller, CEO of Support Act.
“As a result, we have found that there is a need to strengthen our wellbeing helpline to ensure that support is provided to anyone in need of someone to talk to or a referral to receive specialist support.”
A free and confidential telephone advice service available to anyone working in music or the arts who is concerned about their mental health or wellbeing, it can be reached 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling 1800 959 500. Other hotline options include a First Nations hotline and a manager hotline.
In case of crisis or immediate danger, dial 000.