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 road and change the way we go about our daily lives and work. Their aim is to create resilience in both younger and older crew, now and into the future, for men and women alike.
The first round of workshops will be facilitated by the Indigo Project’s Ash King and address issues such as stress management, uncertainty and building resilience, self care and dealing with disappointment.
The Plug-In program is funded by the Australian Government.
This workshop arms participants with an understanding of the science of stress and the effective strategies that can be immediately implemented to manage it personally and professionally.
This workshop will delve into the complex nature of uncertainty, how to manage periods of uncertainty – whether personal or professional – and how to develop resilience in the face of adversity. Participants will learn how to manage work pressures more effectively, and how to develop a personal resilience plan.
|This workshop arms participants with an understanding of the science of stress and the effective strategies that can be immediately implemented to manage it personally and professionally.||When working and existing with fellow humans, it’s impossible not to get into gripes from time to time. How do we communicate our needs assertively, without getting walked all over or without turning into a bully? This workshop explores tools for effective communication and conflict resolution strategies.|
A number of specific projects have already been established by CrewCare, while others are currently being looked at by the CrewCare team. The Roady4Roadies day gained industry wide support in it's first year and is set to build on that success next year. CrewCare has collaborated with Support Act in building awareness of their Wellbeing Helpline and reaching out to crew through our Mental Health Matters campaign. Work is also well underway on the first of many Crew Tapes releases and the Heritage Highway program looks set to be launched in 2020.
The newly created AMBIT (Assisted Music Business Industry Training) program is a creative initiative whereby training programs have been designed to help crew upskill whilst in lockdown due to Covid-19.
CrewCare has partnered with Support Act and Griffith University to arrange for accredited courses in Mental Health First Aid training for CrewCare members, approved by the national Mental Health First Aid body and facilitated by Paige Gaudry from PNP Health.
The fund provides for people willing to go out of their way and spend some time with a CrewCare member with Coles, IGA or Woolworths cards to the value of $50 to be spent on the member being visited and fuel or public transport vouchers ($10) to assist with transport costs.