In the Music Real E51, The Pushworth Group team catch up with Lindy Morrison from Support Act, a charity helping artists, roadies and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. Support Act provides financial relief, advice, a wealth of practical resources and even contributes to funeral costs where needed. The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline is a free, confidential 24/7 counselling service that is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk about any aspect of their mental health. For the first time in modern history, music communities around the globe have lost their livelihoods. People with families and mortgages who form part of the industry ecosystem that brings a show to life live – have been unable to work since the middle of March this year. At this time in history, a charity like Support Act, will help to define the industry recovery. We hear from Lindy, how the Support Act team have had to level up to cope with the extraordinary demands caused by COVID lockdowns.
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