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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.

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.

Mental Wellbeing App

Thrive: Mental Wellbeing App is an NHS-approved mental health app, and includes a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme, hundreds of hours of content, links to further support and a way to track your moods and progress.

Downloading Thrive may be beneficial because it:

  • Is an NHS approved mental health app
  • Tackles common stressors such as sleep, work issues and more
  • Screens for anxiety and depression using NHS approved assessments
  • Signposts to external support services – users can seek immediate help directly from the app
  • Has personalised data tracking within the progress section

Find out more and register for one year’s free subscription with Music Support

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

Upcoming events

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15 Oct 2021

MU Education Conference

Join us for two days of high quality CPD for musicians who teach. With 17 workshops, debates and seminars, the MU Education Conference is the best possible way to top up your skills and motivation as we head into the new academic year.

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Last chance to book

15 Oct 2021

MU Education Conference

Join us for two days of high quality CPD for musicians who teach. With 17 workshops, debates and seminars, the MU Education Conference is the best possible way to top up your skills and motivation as we head into the new academic year.

Dudley
Read more about MU Education Conference

Last chance to book

Last chance to book

22 Oct 2021

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation sessions tailored specifically for musicians, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

Online Member only
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Latest news and features

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New Series of Events for Orchestral Players

This Autumn we’ll be hosting a new series of online events for our Orchestra Section members, covering topics from mouth and hand health through to presentation skills and designing workshops.

Published: 12 October 2021

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