Mental Health & Wellbeing Seminars

Mental Health & Wellbeing Seminars

Psychologist Grant Gunning will hold seminars on mental health and wellbeing in the music industry in Auckland, Dunedin and Christchurch this March.

The key aims of the session is to improve the mental health and wellbeing literacy of music managers and self managed artists, to empower our community to better monitor themselves and to reach out and give practical support to those around them, and to impart a greater understanding of the framework of assistance and support that exists for people experiencing mental health and wellbeing issues.

These seminars are FREE and open to all. RSVP is essential to secure your seat. 

The key topics will be:

  1. Identifying support networks for artists and managers – key relationships, support people and value/qualities each represents or provides.
  2. Understand group dynamics – normalising the ups and downs of bands/creative projects and the life-cycle of groups.
  3. Recognising indicators of concern – recognising when mental/emotional life or wellbeing is suffering in managers and artists and how to articulate this.
  4. Protective factors: what are the risks and how can protective measures be put in place.
  5. Mental health and wellbeing support in the NZ health system: what happens if you or your client engages with the NZ health system
  6. Locating resources and avenues of assistance– where to go, who to call, avenues of support and intervention.



Tuesday 19 March
The Bank Space, Grey Lynn
6pm – 8pm


Tuesday 26 March 
Distinction Hotel, Cathedral Square, Christchurch
6pm – 8pm


Wed 27 March
Dunedin Public Library, 230 Moray Place, Dunedin
6pm – 8pm