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ACF Navigator: A New Confidential Mental Health Resource for Arts & Entertainment Workers

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

The AFC ( has recently launched a new service as part of our Maintaining Mental Wellness Initiative. The newest addition to their range of human services is called Navigator – a free, personalized, confidential assistance service that connects arts and entertainment industry workers to mental health resources, programs, and supports.

This new service is available to assist arts and entertainment workers more easily find and gain access to mental health resources when struggling and needing help finding support.

Through Navigator, industry members can access one-on-one phone consultations with highly qualified specialists who are able to help talk things through, suggest appropriate resources and services, or make a referral.


Navigator can help with:

  • better understanding mental health needs

  • making decisions about the support one needs

  • finding resources and supports that best suited a person’s situation

  • getting an assessment from a doctor or medical professional

  • finding a counsellor or someone to talk to

  • finding a support group or peer support resources

There are two ways to access Navigator:

1. Booking an appointment online at

2. Phone toll free 1.877.399.8392 on Tuesdays, between 1 and 5 pm (ET) to book an appointment

About: The AFC is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Through compassionate support, they help Canadian entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity and ability to work

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