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A Young Freelancer's Guide to Mental Health and the Music Industry

Updated: 28 March 2024 | 14:35 PM

A guide to mental health and music industry for young self-employed musicians.

This guide was created at the request of the MU's Young Members Network, who felt that a lot of the advice out there did not work for them.

It is intended to provide helpful insight and advice as you navigate the industry as a young freelance musician.

It identifies common challenges facing freelance musicians, and signposts sources of support that you can access.

It also includes tips on identifying and managing anxiety and other issues, and when to seek help or access specialist support.

Remember, mental health at work is a trade union issue. You can contact the MU anytime for advice and support.