Finding help and support for neurodiverse musicians
Many organisations working within the music industry and more generally that can offer support, guidance, and advice to neurodiverse musicians.
- The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more.
- Attitude is Everything connect disabled people with music and live event industries to improve access together. Their Next Stage initiative is dedicated to ensuring the UK’s music and event industries recognise and include the talent of disabled artists.
- Music Minds Matter offer therapy to support musicians waiting for assessment to develop coping strategies to deal with symptoms of neurodiverse conditions.
- Tristan Hunt ADHD Coaching - Tristan is a certified Transformational Coach with specialist ADHD training and over 20 years of music business experience.
- Help Musicians is a charity for professional musicians of all genres, both in work and in retirement. They help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the support they need at the crucial stages that could make or break their career.
- National Autistic Society transforms lives and change attitudes to help create a society that works for autistic people.
- British Dyslexia Association has been the voice of dyslexic people since 1972 working to achieve a dyslexia-friendly society for all.
- Dyspraxia Foundation is committed to making the teaching and medical professions more aware of dyspraxia, and to spreading understanding of how those who have the condition can be helped.
- Tourettes Action is the leading support and research charity for people with Tourette Syndrome and their families. They work in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- The Brain Charity help people with all forms of neurological condition to lead longer, healthier, happier lives.
If you’re an organisation that works with neurodiverse musicians and aren’t listed here, please get in touch, we’d love to hear more about what you do! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know the MU Disabled Members Network is a space for neurodivergent musicians?
The Disabled Members Network is a space for MU members who identity as disabled and/or neurodivergent to meet and discuss issues that impact their communities, shape MU policy, and change the music industry and the MU for the better. You can join the network and find out more.
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