SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH IN THEATRE
We all know the conditions that come with working in theatre can be precarious and stressful, sometimes resulting in mental health problems; and we can be ill-equipped, financially and otherwise, to manage.
A 2015 report by Victoria University identified performing arts workers as experiencing symptoms of anxiety ten times higher than the general population, and depression symptoms are five times higher.
The STA Fund was established to offer financial support to theatre workers: actors, creatives and technicians, to assist with the cost of receiving professional help for such times.
You can contribute to the STA Fund by clicking below
DONATE TO THE STA FUND
“Life as a theatre worker can be insecure and demanding, both physically and mentally, so we all need someone to talk to or the help of a specialist occasionally. I’m thrilled that the Sydney Theatre Awards and the Actors Benevolent Fund have seen the need to provide this assistance for anyone working in theatre, and I have no doubt it will help a lot of people cope with the stresses of our lives.”