Underground Artists

Mental health in entertainment with the Equity Wellness Committee

October 10, 2020 Liam McIlwain Season 2 Episode 7
Underground Artists
Mental health in entertainment with the Equity Wellness Committee
Show Notes

In this episode of @undergroundartistspodcast, host @isabeldickson_ sits down with entertainment worker and former co-chair of the Equity Wellness Committee, Liam Mcllwain (Les Misérables, The Pirates of Penzance, Mary Poppins).

We discuss the eye-opening statistics found in the groundbreaking study into Australian actors wellbeing by Sydney University and the Equity Foundation, contributors to the problem, duty of care institutions have for supporting and educating students, the importance of "cooling down" after a performance, tips for maintaining mind fitness, why and how things are changing in our industry, and so much more.

For more information about the Equity Wellness Committee and to access their resources visit: www.meaa.org/campaigns/equity-wellness/

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