ELEVATE Nightlife Health & Wellbeing Initiative

The ELEVATE Nightlife Health & Wellbeing Initiative helps connect the nightlife community directly with free and affordable health services and wellness resources in New York City, including 24/7 video consultations and in-person visits at NYC Health and Hospitals centers. This initiative was launched by the NYC Office of Nightlife and works in partnership with Express Care at NYC Health and Hospitals.

Working at night or entertainment industries can present unique health challenges for individuals, making it crucial for workers to prioritize their wellbeing. Check out the list of resources below that are accessible to all New Yorkers, including some tailored specifically for individuals in the nightlife, hospitality, entertainment, and music industries.

Health and Wellness Resource Guide

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New Yorkers

  • Express Care: Urgent medical and behavioral care available 24/7 by phone or video
  • Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health: How to help someone who needs mental healthcare
  • NAMI NYC: Peer-led support group for individuals living with mental health issues
  • NYC Care: Healthcare services, regardless of health insurance, immigration status, or ability to pay
  • NYC Project Hope: Resources for anyone experiencing dating, domestic, or gender-based violence
  • NYC 988: Free and confidential, 24/7 suicide and crisis hotline

Nightlife and Hospitality Community

  • A Balanced Glass: Online forum and resources for individuals who work with or around alcohol
  • Ben’s Friends: Support groups for hospitality workers who have found or are seeking sobriety
  • Focus on Health: Health and wellness resources and podcasts for the food and beverage industry
  • NYC Nightlife United: Emergency grants and other resources for nightlife industry professionals
  • Restaurant After Hours: Mental health resources for hospitality workers
  • Healthy Hospo: Digital training platform that supports the physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing of hospitality professionals around the world

Entertainment and Music Industry Community

  • Backline: Case management, support groups for music industry professionals and their families
  • Entertainment Community Fund: Support and resources for the creative community
  • Hip-Hop Public Health: Resources to improve health in underserved communities
  • MusiCares: Health, financial, and rehabilitation resources for music industry professionals
  • Sound Mind Live: Mental health resources and events for music industry professionals

Business Owners

Employers and industry stakeholders can also play a role by fostering a supportive work environment that prioritizes employee health and wellbeing.