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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

Upcoming events

Last chance to book

Collection of logos for BECTU, Equity, Cult Cymru, The MU, WG GB, Welsh Government
28 Jun 2022

i -Act Iechyd Meddwl a Lles i Reolwyr/i -Act Mental Health & Wellbeing for Managers

Mae CULT Cymru yn cynnig amrywiaeth o gyrsiau mewn partneriaeth â sefydliadau a chyflogwyr i wella iechyd meddwl a lles y gweithlu creadigol/CULT Cymru is offering a range of courses in partnership with organisations and employers to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the creative workforce.

Online, Wales
Read more about i -Act Iechyd Meddwl a Lles i Reolwyr/i -Act Mental Health & Wellbeing for Managers

Last chance to book

first aid kit
29 Jun 2022

Three-day First Aid Course: 29 June - 1 July

This course provides the comprehensive set of practical skills needed to become a confident first aider at work, giving you both the ability and knowledge to deal with first aid emergencies.

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Read more about Three-day First Aid Course: 29 June - 1 July

Last chance to book

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01 Jul 2022

Cymorth Cyntaf Iechyd Meddwl / Mental Health First Aid

Gellir cwblhau'r cwrs Cymorth Cyntaf Iechyd Meddwl hwn o bell, drwy fodiwlau rhyngweithiol a gweminarau ar-lein//This Mental Health First Aid course can be completed remotely, through interactive modules and online webinars.

Online, Wales
Read more about Cymorth Cyntaf Iechyd Meddwl / Mental Health First Aid

Last chance to book

04 Jul 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
Read more about Guided Meditation

Last chance to book

Upcoming

11 Jul 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
Read more about Guided Meditation

Latest news and features

Microphone on the background of the National Flag of Afghanistan, realistic 3d illustration.

Overcoming Adversity to Play Again: A Refugee’s Story

In recognition of Refugee Week 2022, Musician and Associate Prof. Dr. Waheedullah Saghar (former head of the Music Department for the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University) speaks of his experiences of being a refugee, and how music helps to keep our stories alive across continents.

Published: 24 June 2022

Read more about Overcoming Adversity to Play Again: A Refugee’s Story