Greetings from the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force
Welcome! The main objectives of this task force are to (a) research the nature and prevalence of mental health issues in Equity's membership, and (b) to make recommendations to Council for any policy changes and/or Council action that may arise from this research. Read below to learn more about the task force's past, current, and upcoming activities.
Equity will be reaching out to the membership with a confidential survey about mental health and wellness in the live performance sector. This project will identify challenges faced by members, as well as gather input regarding services, resources, and support (including implications for insurance plan enhancements) needed to address those needs.
On November 27, 2018, Matthew Eldridge (MSW, RSW), Clinic Coordinator for the The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, was invited to Equity Council to present and moderate an Education Session surrounding Mental Health in the workplace. The session was recorded and edited into five parts which are available for viewing below.
Please note: Equity has shared these video resources for the convenience of members. Information therein is not intended to be a substitute for information provided in a professional counselling situation. Equity has prepared a list of regional support services now available on its website. The services identified in this resource document are provided for member benefit and are not endorsed by Equity.
Part 1/5: Vulnerability of Live Performance Professionals
Part 2/5: The Show Must Go On
Part 3/5: The Importance of Validation
Part 4/5: Opposing Power Through Collective Action
Part 5/5: Ideas for Member Support