In line with Government directions on the COVID-19 pandemic, WAYJO have cancelled all public activities and rehearsals, effective from March 23 until public gathering restrictions are lifted.

To maintain required physical distancing, WAYJO staff are not in the office at present, but working from home and still available via email.

To help during this difficult time, WAYJO have compiled a range of resources. Check back regularly as things change and we regularly add new resources. Feel free to email marketing if you have some suggestions to add too!

Please: maintain safe distances in public, wash your hands regularly, and take care of your physical and mental health. Things may be on pause right now, but try to use your time in positive ways. If we all play our part, we’ll be back on track as soon as possible!

If you are concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we encourage you to visit official sites for tips on how best to avoid infection or spread.


Emergency

Emergency
000
Emergency 000 should only be called when someone is seriously injured or in need of urgent medical help; your life or property is being threatened; you have just witnessed a serious accident or crime.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line
1300 555 788 Perth metro area, otherwise toll free 1800 522 002

For anyone involved in a mental health emergency in the community – including individuals, families/carers, member of the general public or health professionals.

Healthdirect Australia
1800 022 222
24/7 government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice by registered health practitioners.


Government

State

wa.gov.au
13 26843 (13COVID)
Information and advice on the COVID-19 coronavirus for the community and businesses in Western Australia. Available in a number of languages.

healthywa.wa.gov.au
1800 020 080
Corona Virus Health Information Line.

Federal

australia.gov.au
Regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia. Available in a number of languages.

health.gov.au
Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080
Business Help Hotline Call 13 28 46


Business Support

smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/coronavirus
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has a dedicated page dealing with coronavirus on its website covering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the small business community. The information provided is practical and updated regularly.

treasury.gov.au
The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses to manage cash flow challenges and retain employees. Assistance includes cash flow support to businesses and temporary measures to provide relief for financially distressed businesses.


Financial Support

lotterywest.wa.gov.au
The State Government, through Lotterywest, is committing $159 million into a COVID-19 Relief Fund to respond to the hardship being experienced by the Western Australian community as a result the COVID-19 pandemic.

supportact.org.au
Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.

australiacouncil.gov.au
The Australia Council is announcing its first Response Package to support artists, arts practitioners, arts groups and arts organisations coping with the impact of COVID-19.

treasury.gov.au
Federal Government’s economic response to the Coronavirus.


Mental Health Support

Beyond Blue
Beyond Blue is an Australian independent nonprofit organization working to address issues associated with depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental disorders.
1300 22 46 36

Act-Beyond-Commit
Information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health.

Support Act
Support Act is Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, a mental health problem, or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music.
Wellbeing Helpline: 1800 959 500
General: 1300 731 303

Lifeline
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Lifeline Text: 0477 13 11 14

Headspace
Read about our tips to help manage stress as a result of containment measures.

Head to Health
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations. Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.


Music Industry Links

wam.org.au
WA Music (WAM) exists to develop the Western Australian contemporary music industry.

apraamcos.com.au
APRA AMCOS consists of Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society, both not-for-profit copyright collectives which jointly represent over 47,000 composers, lyricists and music publishers in Australia and New Zealand.

ilostmygig.net.au
I Lost My Gig Australia (ILMG) is an initiative of the Australian Festivals Association (AFA) and the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN). ILMG was established as a short-term quick response data capture project to quantify the immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Australia’s live event and entertainment industries.

artswellbeingcollective.com.au
The Arts Wellbeing Collective is an Arts Centre Melbourne initiative that comprises a consortium of arts and cultural organisations working together to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in the performing arts.


Wellbeing for Musicians

Musicianship isn’t just playing your instrument for hours each day! Look after your physical wellbeing with this great video playlist including warmups, stretches, breathing exercises and wind downs. You’d be surprised at just how much physical and mental health effects playing ability!