We're committed to creating a platform for the quiet voices in our industry to be heard. A platform that calls out inequality and practices and working environments that are conducive to an unhealthy work/life balance, and act as triggers for mental health issues.
In July 2018 we received an email from one of the readers of our newsletter responding to an article we wrote on mental health issues in the creative industry. This email was vulnerable and authentic, and it showed us that there are voices in our industry which need to be heard.
Lead by our own Karina Dea, we gathered a series of questions exploring mental health issues within our industry and shared them with our network across the globe.
What came back from creative industry around the world was compelling and summarised in The Creative Industry Mental Health Report.
We will repeat this effort annually, and make the report free and available for you to share with your management, your colleagues and your peers.
We hope that it provides you an opportunity to talk about mental health openly and honestly in safe environments. We hope it forces positive change in your working life, and moves businesses to improve outdated, unethical and unhealthy practices.
If you would like to contribute, assist, partner or support this endeavour — we're all ears.
We are based in Melbourne, Australia, and our work is conducted across our nation and in various cities around the world. We acknowledge and pay respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of tha nation we live and work in and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.