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Mental Health

UK Music is committed to working with charities and our members to help people with mental health problems.

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UK Music works with charities to help people in the music industry facing mental health challenges.

UK Music is committed to working with charities and our members to help people with mental health problems.

Around one in four workers are affected by conditions like depression, anxiety and stress every year. It is vital they get the support they need.

No one should have to suffer alone and we aim to help people find the help, advice and support they need to deal with mental health issues.

Music Support (musicsupport.org), which works closely with the BPI, has a 24/7 helpline that is open to anybody in the industry who might be struggling with addictions or mental health issues and needs help.

It does not give advice or offer clinical services, but it does offer signposting to certified and accredited professionals in the fields of addiction and mental health: therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities.

Help Musicians (helpmusicians.org.uk) supports music industry professionals with mental health and a range of other problems.

Time to Change Employer Pledge

UK Music is signed up to the Time to Change Employer Pledge. Join the campaign to transform how we think about mental health.

We hope firms across the music industry who have not yet signed up to the idea will join us and the 500+ employers who are already backing the pledge.

You can find out more about the Time to Change Employer Pledge. (link opens in new window)

Information on music wellbeing activities

UK Music have a list of music activities to support wellbeing. Visit our Music Wellbeing page.

Coronavirus and Mental Health

UK Music have a list of music activities to support wellbeing. Read music activities for wellbeing.

The MITC (Music Industries Therapists & Coaches) have a Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self-Isolation. Visit music industry therapists guide to anxiety relief web page. (link opens in new window)

Other useful resources

The NHS have some useful information on coronavirus and wellbeing. Visit the NHS ‘every mind matters’ page.

The MITC (Music Industries Therapists & Coaches) have a Guide To Anxiety Relief & Self-Isolation. Read the guide to anxiety relief & self isolation.

The Musician’s Union have a selection of resources. Visit the Musician’s Union Mental Health Resources page.

The MPA have a selection of resources available:

6 self care tips (pdf download)

Working from home infographic (pdf download)

Recreation (pdf download)

Music Support have partnered with Thrive, a mental health app, approved by the NHS, to offer 1000 people free access.