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Register for a Mental Health Q & A
Vocal workshop Join us online on Monday, March 20th at 2 p.m. (ET) for a Mental Health Q & A with registered social worker, Matt Eldridge. With so much change in our industry over the past few years, now more than ever, it’s important that we can communicate how those changes have affected us.

This Q & A is an opportunity to discuss the highs and lows of life as an artist, and gain useful tools for navigating your mental health journey as a member of the live performance industry.

This session will cover a wide range of topics including:
  • What leads to challenges with anxiety and depression
  • Skills for self-compassion and self-validation
  • Tools for interpersonal effectiveness/relationships

Date: Monday, March 20th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. (ET)
Venue: Online via Zoom

ASL interpretation will be provided for this event.

To attend, please register here.

Feel free to submit a question in advance while registering to ensure it is asked during the webinar!
Your instructor:

Matt is a registered social worker, having completed his Master of Social Work degree in 2013. He currently works in full-time private practice. His previous work experience includes being the coordinator/psychotherapist of the Al and Malka Green Artists' Health Centre, a clinic specifically for arts and cultural workers.

Matt has a background as a competitive trampolinist/gymnast, and prior to becoming a social worker, he performed as an acrobat in the Cirque du Soleil production of Dralion. Matt offers talks on mental health, to share his professional and personal experiences, in the hopes of supporting everyone with their mental health journeys.

Equity encourages artists from all equity-seeking groups to access our Mental Health & Wellness program and to attend the online Webinars. Facilitating participation of historically under-represented communities in these and all of Equity’s activities is a fundamental commitment to Equity’s membership.

Equity gratefully acknowledges the Government of Canada for the funding of these programs through the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund (CPAWRF). / Equity tient à remercier le Gouvernement du Canada, qui a financé le Programme de réactivation par le biais de Patrimoine Canada et du Fonds pour la résilience des travailleurs du secteur des spectacles sur scène du Canada (FRTSSSC).


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