To commemorate NAIDOC Week, Support Act has announce a brand new series of On My Mind mental health talks, specifically for First Nations artists, artist managers, crew and music workers.

Support Act’s On My Mind is a monthly event that aims to bolster mental health and wellbeing in the Australian music industry. Featuring candid and illuminating conversations including the likes of managing anxiety and depression, self-care, conflict resolution, creativity and motivation.

The first event in the First Nations series is Yarning Strong. The event will see conversations with artists JK – 47 and Uncle Kutcha Edwards, hosted by Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement & Social Worker and proud Walpiri, Jawoyn and Gurrindji woman. It will take place on Friday 23 July at 7.30pm.

The free, online talk will focus on mental health amongst First Nations people in the music industry, the healing power of music and music as an expression of storytelling that has been passed down for generations.

“We’re thrilled to be able to put on a brand new On My Mind series that allows the voices of First Nations people in music to express, support and heal together,” Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement & Social Worker says.

“It’s a big step forward in addressing issues in our community and ensuring First Nations people in the music industry feel safe to come forward, have a yarn and ask for help if needed.”

For more information and tickets to the event visit Eventbrite.

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