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MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
The below services are free to access.
Facilitated by the Government of Western Australia, the MHERL clinicians provide assessment, specialist intervention and support for people experiencing a mental health emergency and if required, referral to a local mental health service. Rapid response to mental health emergencies are provided across the Perth metro area, from Two Rocks to Peel and Waroona.
In addition to providing immediate support via their phone and chat service, Beyond Blue have a series of resources available to educate and support.
Support Act is a National charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. They provide 24/7 crisis support via their wellbeing helpline, relief grants and funding, plus resources to support mental health.
Keeping mentally healthy is just as important as staying physically healthy. Being active, having a sense of belonging and having a purpose in life all contribute to happiness and good mental health. The Act Belong Commit guidelines for positive mental health provide a simple approach you can adopt to become more mentally healthy. Act Belong Commit provide a series of resources and advice for practicing the message, plus worksheets and activities.
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. headspace can help young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support. The Headspace Meditation App is free to download (paid subscription available) and teaches listeners how to engage with mindfulness through a series of courses or one-off guided meditations.
The CCI is a specialist clinical psychology service in Perth, Western Australia, administered through the North Metropolitan Health Service. They provide a series of evidence-based online resources to support individuals looking to improve their mental health.
PHYSICAL HEALTH SERVICES
A hearing test will assess specific conditions of your hearing. Qualified members of staff will ensure that every client feels comfortable and their hearing gets the best assessment possible. There are many ways to improve your hearing such as using earplugs or earphones to avoid any unintentional loud sounds and to have a regular check-up at your local audiologist.
Vocal health is especially important for those involved in the music industry. As an artist, the voice box is a crucial part of the whole performance. Try to stay hydrated, cut back on caffeine and alcohol, avoid throat clearing and avoid the misuse of your voice to keep good vocal hygiene. This will help minimise and prevent the risk of any permanent damage being done to your voice and throat.