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eNews: Feb 2016
A word from our GM Back to top

Susan CooperHappy New Year!

This year is off to a flying start and we are overwhelmed by the level of engagement and offers of support coming from you – our community. There are many conversations being started throughout the industry about mental health and about our Intermission training. As you may have noticed, there has been a huge increase in media coverage which has helped raise awareness for our cause.

This year is an exciting year for our Intermission training program. We are kicking off with two sessions in March – the 15th (Melbourne) and 22nd (Sydney) and are thrilled to announce there will be Intermission sessions for young people (under 25) in our industry later in the year. On top of that, watch this space for more Intermission session across the industry and across the country. Intermission is here and happening. I encourage you to register and help us spread the word by sharing/tagging our Facebook post

We have also just launched the Entertainment Assist Community Hub (lovingly referred to as each), a Facebook group where we can each hang out and have conversations that reduce stigma, raise awareness and encourage support.

You are welcome to forward this eNews to your industry colleagues.  If you are not already an EA subscriber, I encourage you to click here to register your support for mental health, #haveheart and make your voice matter.

Thank you for your support of Entertainment Assist. I hope you consider joining me to Create. Change. by subscribing to our regular giving campaign.  
By making a small monthly contribution you will make a big difference.

'til next time, #haveheart and keep on taking care of you.

Susan Cooper
General Manager

Intermission: Have you registered? Back to top

Mental Health Training eNews iconMarch 2016 will see Intermission Mental Health Support & Prevention Training delivered FREE to workers in the entertainment industry in Sydney and Melbourne. If you want to learn how to recognise signs and symptoms, have conversations about mental health, and encourage people to seek support, click here book in to a session! 

Intermission is delivered by Black Dog Institute and has been specifically tailored to the needs of our industry.  Read more

Come Hang Out: EA launches Facebook Group Back to top

EACH logo for newsletterConnecting with one another and having conversations about mental health is one way to reduce stigma and raise awareness about mental health and how to get help.  EA is excited to announce the launch of our new Facebook Group, Entertainment Assist Community Hub or each. each is a place to have conversations and share articles, quotes, comics, videos and all things mental health. Consider it yours! We invite you to come hang out – with us and with each other. Click here to join us!

Mental Health Tip: 8 ways to deal with post show blues Back to top

Post Show BluesYou've just finished a great season. You're expected to be elated so how do you respond when you actually feel like you have hit a wall? Click here to read a great article by ArtsHub's Deputy Editor, Madeleine Dore, that explores eight ways to deal with post show blues.

Make a Difference Back to top

Create change

Do you have just $10 a month to support mental health in an industry you love?

Entertainment Assist is a charity that relies on the generosity of our industry brothers and sisters to help us champion generational change, and support the Australian Entertainment Industry and its workers to actively engage in mental health support and suicide prevention.

Read more

In Your Words Back to top

In Your Words Icon_Do you have something to share with us about the ups and downs of our industry? We recently interviewed people from across the entertainment industry to make a video about not just the problem, but the solution..

“To understand the statistics about the people that I actually had not known were suffering anywhere near as much which were our crews, and our backstage people, made me feel kind of heartbroken that I didn’t know more about that before.”  – Margot Fenley, Head of Music Theatre, VCA

“Have the conversation. Who else is going to do it?”
 – Troy Sussman, Managing Director, The Entertainment Store

Video soon to be launched on our website.  Stay tuned…

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