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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

Last chance to book

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03 Dec 2021

Guided Meditation

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

Online Member only
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Last chance to book

Last chance to book

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06 Dec 2021

Q&A On CULT Cymru’s Well Being Facilitator Role

CULT Cymru are looking for individuals who are passionate about mental health and wellbeing, who want to engender more equal and positive working environments to train as Well Being Facilitators.

Online
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Last chance to book

07 Dec 2021

Introduction to Disability Awareness

As part of the MU's Disability History Month actions we asked Disability Rights UK to present this introductory session for members who want to know more about disability inclusivity.

Online
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Last chance to book

Last chance to book

10 Dec 2021

Guided Meditation

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

Online Member only
Read more about Guided Meditation

Latest news and features

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Court of Appeal Rule that the Calculation of the Government’s SEISS Scheme Discriminated Against New Mothers

Campaign organisation Pregnant Then Screwed submitted an appeal about the disproportionate impact SEISS calculations have on new mothers, which has now been accepted with the caveat that the urgency of the situation justified the discrimination.

Published: 29 November 2021

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Changes to MusicTeachers.co.uk

MusicTeachers.co.uk, which partnered with the MU to offer free online listings for music teachers, has announced that its free service will end ahead of a relaunch early next year.

Published: 29 November 2021

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