June 15, 2023
Words by: Nathan Reece
Working in music can be tough. Now more than ever, the impact of the pandemic combined with Brexit-related touring challenges and the cost-of-living crisis means musicians’ mental health is under threat, if not already suffering.
Music Minds Matter is Help Musicians’ dedicated mental health service providing a range of support for the whole UK music community.
If you work in music and are struggling to cope, the Music Minds Matter phone line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; it doesn’t have to be a crisis, or about music. Music Minds Matter will connect you with an accredited counsellor who can offer emotional support, advice and information. Where appropriate, they may also signpost to other specialist services, offer debt and legal advice as well as access to further support from Help Musicians.
Call Music Minds Matter: 0808 802 8008.
Alongside the phone line, Music Minds Matter offers access to guided support from accredited therapists through peer support groups and specialist services.
Register for self-care sessions here: https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/get-support/mental-health/self-care