EQUITY WELLNESS CHALLENGE SET TO BEGIN OCTOBER 3
Crafted by healthcare professionals and performers, it contains a set of tasks to challenge and stimulate personal reflection.
What’s it like being a performer?
While the common perception is glamour and big pay cheques, research paints a very different picture. The reality is strikingly high levels of stress, depression, anxiety, alcohol and substance abuse, with a majority of Australian performers earning less than $20,000 per year from their craft.
The industry is united in its desire to turn these statistics around. There’s no better time to shine a spotlight on the issues and take steps to address them together, as World Mental Health Day on October 10.
The Equity Wellness Challenge contains a set of tasks to be completed within one week; from October 3–10.
Think of this week as being a personal experiment, where you are the subject and there are a range of offerings for you to try.
Once completed, take stock and see if there is anything you’d like to commit to integrate into your ongoing wellness practices.
If you have social media platforms, we encourage you to post about the challenge online on day one and then again upon completion using the hashtag #equitywellnesschallenge
Of course, this isn’t mandatory but sometimes having that extra bit of external accountability can help you to stay on track and may also encourage those around you to take up the challenge as well!
For the most part, this booklet is all you’ll need to guide you through the week. Some of your daily challenges can be filled out in the booklet and some require some pen and paper or access to some online materials.
It’s our hope to encourage good ongoing self-care practices, if you find at any time you are requiring crisis support please see the numbers on the back page of this document.
Best of luck for the week and good on you for taking up the challenge.
No matter where you are on your personal journey towards better health, we wish you well!!