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In Mental Health at Music Victoria: The Casual Counsellor, Music Victoria's Mental Health Clinician/Consultant, Bree Chapman-Stewart, unpacks a three-step strategy to help members of the music industry better support the mental health of industry colleagues.

"When someone approaches you for mental health support, it’s important to remember that you do not need to have all the solutions and the answers"

There are some basic steps you can take to support the wellbeing of bandmates, friends and family members, in counselling:

1. Connect
2. Care
3. Contain

Watch this video to hear from Bree about how to support a band mate, friend or family member with mental health challenges.

Music Victoria offers the Victorian music community FREE and confidential mental health support services with support from the Headway Program funded by the Victorian State Government.

Connect with Bree

Outside of business hours, you can connect with the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline on 1300 375 330. For urgent support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.


Disclaimer: This video involves conversations around suicide and self-harm, please reach out to a helpline if you're in need of extra support (Lifeline Australia 13 11 14)

In this session, Bree and Kiwat discuss building mentally healthy workplaces. Bree focuses on practical tips around integrating emotionally healthy behavior into your organization, how to manage bullying, supporting a staff member with suicidal thoughts, and more.

Bree is our mental health clinician and counselor - especially for you! Check out the Music Victoria Mental Health page to book in.


In this session, Kiwat and Bree have a casual chat about rebuilding social skills after lockdown.

It’ll be years before researchers understand whether and how measures enacted during the pandemic play into any of these risks. The sort of isolation people have experienced the past two years in Victoria is unheard of, and is compounded with other pressures, such as fear of disease and financial strain.

As we navigate re-entering into the world, we can integrate small changes into our day to day lives to feel more comfortable in who we are.

Bree is our a mental health clinician and counsellor - especially for you! Check out the Music Victoria Mental Health page to book in.

Music Victoria is delighted to welcome Bree to the team, who is a mental health clinician and counsellor - especially for you! In addition to being available for one on one confidential chats (hit her up at, she will also be running bi-weekly zoom check ins and sharing some top tips on how to manage the multitude of stresses and challenges we face.


Punters might be pissed off because of the vaccination requirement, or just pissed, join this information session with Bree to understand what is going on and what you can do. This session has been specifically provided to support security, front of house, door staff and bar staff, but the tips will be useful to anyone who might need to deal with angry people.

For access to all future webinars, sign up for a free membership at the Music Victoria website.