Helen Lear Announces Departure From Support Act

29 June 2024 | 10:14 am | Mary Varvaris

"It's time to say goodbye to the incredible legends at Support Act."

Helen Lear

Helen Lear (Source: Support Act website)

Helen Lear, the Communications and Marketing Manager at Support Act, has announced her departure from the organisation as she prepares for the next chapter of her career.

Lear shared the news via LinkedIn yesterday (28 June).

“After three and a bit unreal years of laughter, tears and t-shirts, it's time to say goodbye to the incredible legends at Support Act,” Lear wrote.

Continuing to praise the work of Support Act and the organisation “always goes above and beyond to help those in our industry that need it most,” Lear said that her time at Support Act was “an absolute honour.”

“Thank you to my incredible colleagues, work wife and friends for life (you know who you are) and see you all on the dancefloor soon!

“Stayed tuned for the next chapter...”

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Lear joined Support Act with over 20 years of experience in the music, entertainment, and hospitality industries, including experience as a marketing communications specialist, writer, and presenter.

Lear has also promoted “countless” bars, as well as gigs, music festivals, music venues, pubs, and restaurants.

As a writer, she’s profiled artists, bartenders, chefs and musicians, and, in a perfect fit for Support Act, has experience working on music charity initiatives such as Busk For The Wayside, the Green Music Australia Party With The Planet campaign, and Love From Manchester.

She’s also a founding committee member and presenter for the not-for-profit station, Kiama Community Radio.

Last month, Support Act launched this year’s music and wellbeing survey for Australian music and creative industries.

According to a press release, the survey’s aim is “to provide an updated picture of the mental health and wellbeing of people working across music and the creative industries in Australia” and offer insight into how professionals in those sectors are responding to “challenges including the rising cost of living, increased performing/production costs, loss of work, workplace safety and/or career concerns; and which services and supports they turn to for help.”