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Yarning Strong – Keeping Mob Mentally Healthy – Friday 1 October

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Mick Pacholli
Mick Pachollihttps://tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his father's publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry.        

We’re pleased to announce our second On My Mind First Nations event, Yarning Strong – Keeping Mob Mentally Healthy, on Friday 1 October at 7.30pm (AEST).

The event will be co-hosted by artist Mitch Tambo and Support Act’s Community Engagement & Social Worker, Cerisa Grant, a proud Walpiri, Jawoyn and Gurrindji woman.

Special guests for this event will be singer, actor and composer Deborah Cheetham AO, Chasing Ghost’s Jimmy Kyle and Jedison from Access EAP, who will discuss the issues of mental health, suicide and self-harm in the First Nations music community.

The free, online talk will also delve into the effects of intergenerational trauma and how this plays a huge role, depression in First Nations people and how it can lead to self-harm and suicide, and provide tips on how to support people culturally going through a tough time.

On My Mind is a monthly event exploring mental health and wellbeing for the music industry. Attendees are invited into candid conversations surrounding important and provocative topics that impact the way we live, work and thrive. Previous topics have included managing anxiety & depression, the importance of self-care, conflict resolution, creativity and motivation.

We welcome all First Nations artists, artist managers, crew and music workers to attend, so please share with anyone in your network who may benefit from the session. Find out more and register here.

We hope you can make it!


Support Act would like to acknowledge and pay our respects to the First Nations tribes in Australia today, the Traditional Custodians of the land, their elders past, present and future. Support Act would also like to acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded and understand that each tribe has different cultural beliefs. We welcome and support all First Nations People.
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