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The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) is located in Perth and provides a range of free resource, support and counselling services to people in the metropolitan area affected by sexual violence. SARC also provide free telephone advice/support to those in non-metropolitan areas and have a 24 Hour Emergency Line. SARC is part of the Western Australian Department of Health and all services are provided free of charge.
This service provides information and resources, plus free web chat and telephone counselling services. A database of support services in your area is also available.
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.
Safer Venues Western Australia (SVWA) is a responsive community group working towards improving standards of inclusivity and safety in Perth’s music and entertainment spaces. They have identified harmful behaviours such as harassment, discrimination and assault as barriers to safety and inclusion and are working with venues, audiences, artists and industry to initiate a collective responsibility for change.
LISTEN is a grassroots community organisation that exists to initiate and foster change in Australian music. LISTEN seeks to promote the visibility and experiences of people who have been excluded and under-represented across the music industry, including women, gender non-conforming and LGBTQIA+ people, people of colour, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and other marginalised groups.
Every year Support Act presents a range of free or low cost online training and workshop opportunities focussed on encouraging positive mental health and eliminating harassment in the music industry. Simply subscribe to their e-newsletter to stay in the loop with the latest workshop announcements.
Live Performance Australia prepared a code of practice (effective 3 September 2018) to support the live performance industry to prevent workplace discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and bullying. It affirms our industry’s commitment to providing a safe, respectful, inclusive and flexible workplace. It features:
An overview of the relevant legislative framework and obligations
Best practice guidance on steps an organisation can take to effectively prevent and respond
Check-lists to assess an organisation’s current policies and procedures
Template to assist organisations develop policies and procedures
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