The Songwriting Prize

Australia’s first mental health songwriting competition, is back for it’s 5th year, searching the country for unique stories through song that align with this year’s theme of “Connection”.

The competition is currently in the judging phase with Semi Finalists due to be announced on 20th July.

Mental Health Music Course

Mental Health Music Course (MHMC) is Australia’s first mental health training program specifically designed to utilise the healing power of music.

The course focuses on action, as opposed to awareness, and equips attendees with tools and resources to assist with theirs, and others’, mental health.

Public Speaking

We provide specially trained speakers, with a lived experience of mental health and music, to share their impactful stories. These sessions are intended to educate and bring unity to attending groups, and are facilitated by a member of the Listen Up Music team.

About Listen Up Music

Registered mental health music charity, Listen Up Music, believes in change. Not merely “awareness raising” but constructive, impactful and life-altering change.

Through its music-focused events and education, Listen Up Music’s vision is to empower every music industry professional to practice positive mental health.

We run events and services that build community, facilitate storytelling and promote positive mental health.

Our Ambassadors

The Listen Up Music Ambassador Program is an important part of who we are and what we do. Each ambassador for Listen Up Music uses their influence to promote positive mental health within the music community and are seen as official representatives of our organisation.

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Get Support:

Support Act: 1300 731 303 • Lifeline: 13 11 14