Get informed about mental health support for young artists and creative professionals and re-examine the role that arts play in personal wellbeing, the importance of mental health to creativity, and how to effect positive change individually and in artistic communities. Young artists will share their experiences of struggling with their wellbeing and will speak about tools and strategies for a healthy headspace. You will also have the opportunity to hear about how to access supports if either yourself or someone you know is going through a tough time.
WHEN: Friday 31 March, 7.00 – 8.00pm
WHERE: Community Room, Northbridge Piazza
Propel is partnering with headspace – the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds – to provide the option of a mental health relay service for young people during the KickstART Festival.
makespace is designed to provide mental health support for young people and to spark discussion about the mental health support that artists, particularly young and emerging artists, should have. With makespace, Propel and Headspace hope to create more awareness of mental health management procedures, and methods for ensuring a more responsible and caring arts sector for young people.
headspace assists young people aged 12-25 and their families who are going through a tough time. If you are aged 12-25 and would like support with mental health, physical or sexual health, alcohol and other drugs or education and employment support, you can chat with a headspace staff member during the makespace workshops and forums about accessing support. You can also visit headspace.org.au to find your nearest centre. For online and telephone support, go to eheadspace.org.au