RESOURCE // Useful Links and Websites.
Having a list of resources is something we all accumulate over time, whether that be a physical document like a little black book or just a mental note of where to turn when you need it. As we all know, the world has changed a lot in the past year and so has the resources we require to help us navigate the industry. One occurring issue we have found over this time is a lack of information flow. If you don't keep track of the daily goings-on then you risk being out of the loop, maybe you are experiencing a downturn in your mental health, or need an extra boost to find some self-motivation. We thought it was a good idea to put together a list of resources from mental health charities to lobbying bodies with the aim to help from now until we get back to the clubs.
MentalHealth.org.uk is an independent organisation with over 70 years of experience in the prevention of poor mental health. Their website is packed full of information on understanding conditions such as, Depression and Anxiety, providing steps that can be taken to manage certain conditions
Help Musicians UK
Help Musicians UK is an independent UK charity for professional musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.
More focused on the music sector, their website has an abundance of information that extends to further routed problems we may face and also provides advice for staying healthy in other areas such as financial and even housing.
Music Minds Matter
An arm of HMUK, set up for those who need urgent help. Their Helpline is open 24/7 and can help with a number of issues including referral to counselling and CBT therapy
Helpline: 0808 802 8008
The 73 Percent
The 73 Percent is a report devised by the Record Union in 2019 that shows the devastating impact mental health issues have on artists and musicians and calls for radical change in our society to aid in a better future for those who chose a life in music. What's particularly interesting is how common some of these issues are. Looking at it in a positive light, if you are suffering, you’re certainly not alone and while circumstances vary, you may share feelings with a lot more people than you think.