Groundbreaking Research Into Crew Welfare Announced

CrewCare has enlisted the University Sunshine Coast (USC) to undertake research specific to the welfare of Australian technical and backstage personnel who work or have worked in the Australian live music and entertainment scenes.

This is the first time research of this specific nature has ever been conducted in Australia.

The research will provide scientific data to enlist more support for crew by way of evidence based funding, advocacy, enhance fundraising opportunities, workplace improvements, etc., leading to opportunities for further research throughout Australia (and globally).

USC will soon commence consultation to inform a holistic review of the industry sector and provide answers to the serious concerns many of it's workers now face.

USC will also be holding focus groups and detailed consultation sessions, expected to take place throughout April and May 2020. A brief online survey (approximately 15 minutes) is to be prepared to gather feedback from industry.

Professor Ken Greenwood (USC Head of School of Social Sciences), Dr Andrew Wood (Lecturer in Clinical Psychology | Clinical Psychologist, Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute USC, Honorary Fellow Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, University of Queensland) and Dr Andrew Allen Associate Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, Sunshine Coast Mind & Neuroscience - Thompson Institute USC will oversee 4th year PhD students and conduct extensive research into the current wellbeing of the live production sector in Australia.

Since opening in 2016, the USC Mind and Neuroscience Thompson Institute has built a reputation for using a unique, integrated model, which has put it at the forefront of research for some of Australia's most pressing mental health issues, including suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder, dementia and youth mental health.

"Facilities like USC's Thompson Institute play a vital role in providing evidence-based solutions for members of our community experiencing some of the health and medical issues associated with or contributing to, social isolation".…/about-the-institute

CrewCare Unscramble the Tax Omelette
Crew Meet Every Year @ Entech


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, 23 April 2021
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Recent Articles

15 April 2021
Latest News
Plug-In is an ongoing series of online workshops that have been designed by Support Act and CrewCrew to specifically address the needs of live music crew.The purpose of these workshops is to give crew the tools to deal with life both on and off the r...
06 April 2021
Latest News
With under a week to go until we celebrate the unsung heroes of every music event you've ever been to, CrewCare are pleased to announce the special guest performers at each of the Roady4Roadies events around the country on Sunday, 11 April 2021 (Town...
09 March 2021
Latest News
CREWCARE ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR NATIONAL ROADY4ROADIES 2021 EVENTS!   Roadies, they're the true unsung heroes of the music events we all enjoy, but these roles often take their toll on those involved.On 13 March 2020, the COVID...
02 December 2020
Latest News
ASSISTED MUSIC INDUSTRY TRAINING (AMBIT)A CrewCare and Creative Victoria Initiative CrewCare's AMBIT program has been operational for just over a month and we are thrilled to announce we now have over 360 crew signed up for the various practical and ...
28 November 2020
Latest News
A two-day vintage poster exhibition & live concert series to support Addi Road's food relief & CrewCare's roadie & crew support work11:00 am Saturday 5th December – 7:00 pm Sunday 6th DecemberGumbramorra Hall, Addison Road Community Cent...

Join our Facebook Group

facebookCrewCare offer a private Facebook Group for all our registered members. Here you can socialise online and reach out to those in your industry. To join, simply click on the icon and request access. One of our administrators will establish you are a member and grant you access.

CrewCare wish to acknowledge and thank our supporters.

amber technologybigpicturecombined labourCX Media 1dq orange webelectro voiceentecheventferris daviesgigpowerGriffith University 640x180H2 Entertainment LogoHemispherekenny colexlovepoliceMGInovatechnw groupphaseshiftrns dataShadow AVShowfreightSC Publicity 2TSAturnupusc