Music and Mind
Mental Health Support for people working in the music industry
Help Musicians UK is the the largest independent music charity and provider of health and welfare support for the British music industry – they carried out study in May 2016 which identified that people in the music industry are three times more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and other related problems. They have initiated a £100,000 Mental Health Fund to provide a 24/7 mental health helpline and service that combines listening, advice and signposting with clinical, medical, therapeutic and welfare support for those who need it. The helpline went live in December 2017. Help Musicians UK is committed to campaigning, educating, and encouraging conversations about mental and emotional wellbeing. For more information on Music Minds Matter check out the website. For support or to talk to someone call 0808 802 8008 free of charge, 24/7.
Great article on performance stress https://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/sep/08/how-classical-musicians-cope-with-performance-stress