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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.