Composer Interviews


Managing Mental Health Seminar

The Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC), the Australian Screen Sound Guild (ASSG) and Support Act are proud to invite you to an exclusive two-hour seminar about the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues in our industry.

The evening will elaborate on how these symptoms can be managed and what you can do to help artists, colleagues and friends, while ensuring your own self-care.

This will be a practical and informative session run by Warren Werksman, a trained AccessEAP clinician with direct experience in providing service to the music industry through the Support Act Well-being Helpline.

The workshop will be introduced by Dr Craig Morgan, Chair of the AGSC Health & Well-Being Committee.

Details are:

Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 6pm - 8.30pm

Venue: APRA Board Room, 16 Mountain Street, Ultimo

Book: Please click here or email

This event is free, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Bookings essential.


Warren is a psychologist with fifteen years experience in a wide variety of settings. Having gained a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Macquarie University, he began working in drug and alcohol rehab, where he developed strong assessment skills and behaviour modification strategies. Enthusiastic to understand the lived experience of clients, Warren pursued his career further working in prisons, and in hospitals with long term mental health sufferers. He learned the effectiveness of working systemically with clients, and how to manage severe disorders as well as assessing and responding to clients at risk. His exposure to entrenched mental health issues provoked his desire for early intervention. This passion, as well as having an adept facility with creative therapy techniques, turned his work towards children, youth, and families: in schools, NGO’s and private clinics. In these areas he continued to a systemic framework in family therapy, education programs, and groupwork. He has carried his breadth of clinical experience and knowledge of working in organisations to his current work in EAP counselling.

Warren has a strong ethos in professional development and continuing education. In his Masters degree he gained a strong grounding in self-psychology, systemic analysis, narrative therapy, and trauma-based interventions. His post-university studies have included solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, psychodrama, conflict-resolution, mindfulness training, and process-oriented psychology.

Since starting at AccessEAP in May 2016, Warren has provided telephone and face-to-face counselling for workplace and for personal issues that clients have presented. He has also provided advice for managers in consultation regarding conflict resolution, staff difficulties, and in response to critical incidents.

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