Our creative community has lost a number of amazingly talented individuals to mental health issues in the recent months. It’s time we stop accepting the image of the suffering creative and make change happen.
Independent youth community radio station, Edge Radio 99.3FM in partnership with peak industry body Music Tasmania have put forward the initiative ‘Creatively Mental’ to raise awareness of mental health with the local creative community. Our aim is to start discussions with the creative sector in Tasmania and raise awareness about mental health and the support creative’s can seek within their own community.
“If we tackle mental health issues head on throughout our local community, with the ideas and support, that suites our sector we can not only strengthen creative sector, but the community at large,” said Edge Radio Volunteer and Creatively Mental spokesperson Honni Mooy-Cox.
Edge Radio will hold 4 events during the campaign.
Keep up to date with all the campaign and events at edgeradio.org.au/mental
An all ages music gig at The Odeon 14th @ 5:45pm Helping raise mental health awareness with young people and support local artists.
18+ Mental Health Concert 20th of October at The Brisbane Hotel @ 8pm
Supporting local artist and promoting mental health awareness in the creative sector.
Head Talks 19th @ 7:30pm venue TBC Hosted by a nationally recognised mental health professional. This intimate talk will discuss the importance of mental health in the creative sector, how to discuss the issues and some strategies to help.
A Mental Health Panel at the Moonah Arts Centre 9th of November The Q&A style panel will include both mental health professionals and members of the creative community. The panel will be a deep dive discussion about tackling the mental health issues that the creative sector is facing.
Edge Radio will also be broadcasting a number of different community service announcements throughout the month coupled with a social media campaign.
“It’s time to let the creative’s know that there is a wealth of support for them, not just from various services, but from those who have been there before, those who have felt the same pressures and life’s lows,” said Honni Mooy-Cox.
Creatively Mental Spokesperson: Honni Mooy-Cox