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Here’s a list of organisations that may be particularly useful to musicians.

Online guides

MITC’s Guide to Anxiety Relief and Self Isolation

Music Industry Therapists & Coaches (MITC) have launched a free, supportive guide which is designed specifically for artists and music industry professionals. It includes techniques and online resources for both adults and children.

The guide covers topics such as:

  • Anxiety information and support
  • Breathing techniques
  • Home-working
  • Self-isolation
  • Eating well during the outbreak
  • Home fitness

Download the guide from MITC’s website.

Function Central's Guide to Supporting Mental Health

Function Central have released a guide supporting the mental health and wellbeing of musicians.

The guide covers topics such as:

  • An introduction to mental health
  • Healthy practices for mental wellbeing
  • Getting additional support
  • Useful links and other information

View the guide from Function Central's website here – please hover over each heading/title to view the text for that section. 

The Mental Health Foundation

The Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. Helping people understand, protect and sustain their mental health, it is also part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The following publications are available to read online and/or download for free:

  • How to look after your mental health
  • How to support good mental health at work
  • How to manage and reduce stress
  • How to overcome fear and anxiety
  • How to look after your mental health using mindfulness
  • How to look after your mental health using excerise
  • How to sleep better
  • How to look after your mental health in later life
  • The truth about self harm

Download the publications from the Mental Health Foundations website here

The Young Freelancer’s Guide to Mental Health and the Music Industry

This guide was also produced by MITC’s Tamsin Embleton together with the MU’s Young Members’ Network.

Written by mental health experts, it covers:

  • Self care
  • Burn out
  • Support networks
  • Cultivating resilience
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression

Download the Young Freelancer's Guide for free.

Online support networks

RSM’s Telephone Support Network – the Royal Society of Musicians (RSM) are connecting musicians with musicians through their Support Network. Sign up for to receive regular calls to alleviate isolation.

12 Step Support Group for Musicians – Music Support are hosting weekly online meetings to help musicians who are members of 12 step fellowships connect with each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more.

Online training

In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, BAPAM have moved their workshops online. Their list of free online events includes courses on keeping mentally well.

Browse BAPAM’s online courses

Member benefits

A Guide to Wellbeing
Career pack

A Guide to Wellbeing

From mental health to having a healthy lifestyle - read our guidance to take care of your state of mind and body.

Read more about A Guide to Wellbeing

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Guided Meditation

These guided meditation sessions, delivered by Shukri Devi Ishaya, are based on Ascension meditation techniques. An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, it is non-religious, with no belief system required.

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06 Jun 2022

Guided Meditation

These guided meditation sessions, delivered by Shukri Devi Ishaya, are based on Ascension meditation techniques. An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, it is non-religious, with no belief system required.

Online Member only
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Published: 17 May 2022

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