Health and Wellbeing HOTLINES
HEAD TO HEALTH WEBSITE: If you’re trying to improve your own mental health, or support somebody else with mental health issues, the Head to Health website provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options. headtohealth.gov.au
Wellbeing and Creative Business
We at C+B believe that strong mental health can come from taking the reigns of the parts of your creative life that you can control, and becoming empowered by understanding more about how the creative business life works. Here are some articles and resources to help:
Imposter Syndrome: Impostor syndrome is a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalise their accomplishments.
The Saboteur Within: Self-sabotage is very common for creatives, and on most cases can be managed once you’re aware of what you’re doing.
Indecision = Cost Benefit Analysis: If you have face a decision in your work and you’re not sure what to do, a cost-benefit analysis can be surprisingly helpful.
Procrastination? I’ll Do That Later: Procrastination is the act of putting off tasks or activities that you should be focusing on now, which can stress out out, even though we’re the ones doing it!
Running Away from Home: We’re huge advocates of working on your business rather than in your business. This article shares tips on taking yourself away for a Business Retreat.
Map Making for Beginners: Once you’ve established your goals, how do you find the time to meet them? Here are some simple tips and tricks.
Quitting Time: Sometimes it’s important to hang in here – and sometimes it’s OK to quit.
Unicorns VS Workhorses: One of our favourites. How to make time, and understand the important of, your ‘unicorn’ work and your ‘workhorse’ work.
The Monday Morning Meeting: One of the most effective time management tips we have – the MMM can hep you get organised and save your sanity.
Other Creative Industry Resources
Creative Victoria has convened a working group of industry leaders to explore ways to address sexual harassment, bullying and misconduct within the creative industries in Victoria. This website features resources to assist you to better understand these issues, and help your organisation to develop appropriate policies and procedures.
The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative, and comprises a consortium of Victorian arts and cultural organisations whose shared vision is to effect better mental health and wellbeing for performing arts workers. Videos, reports, guides, surveys – this website has the lot!
This documentary follows former Home & Away actor and debut documentary filmmaker Ben Steel on a soul-searching investigation into why are there so many entertainment workers developing and struggling with mental wellbeing issues, and how can we make improvements before the next life is lost.
Wellbeing and Small Business
Heads Up: Downloadable resources, including ten things you can do to make your workplace mentally healthy.
Mental Health for Small Business: Tips from the NSW Small Business Commission.
Work/Life Balance and Stress Management: Smart ideas from Queensland Industry!
Stress Savvy in Business: How to manage your stress from Victorian industry.