“Recent research has shown that there’s a high incidence of depression and anxiety among musicians,” APRA AMCOS points out. “With low pay, unreliable work, bullying, stress and other factors all playing a part, keeping your head in check can often be a huge challenge – as can finding support when you need it the most.

The panel takes place at 6pm tonight at the Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, and tickets are free – just RSVP to victas@apra.com.au

If you or somebody you know needs help or information about depression, suicide, anxiety, or mental health issues, please contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.