At Music Support we believe that those in our industry susceptible to emotional and mental health issues, stress, alcoholism, substance misuse and many other other addictions, are particularly vulnerable due to the environments, lifestyles and stresses that exist within. We here to help those people.
WELCOME TO MUSIC SUPPORT
Who are we?
We are a registered charity, founded in April 2016 by UK music industry professionals, providing help and support for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues. Our 24/7 telephone helpline offers peer support and access to mutual aid groups. We do not give medical or clinical advice over the phone. However through our network of consultants and practitioners we are able to signpost to appropriate professional clinical treatment where necessary.
We are not affiliated or associated wth any other group, association or organisation. Our helpline is based on the “for us by us” principle: All our call handlers have past or present experience of the music industry.
What do we do?
We provide help and support for anyone suffering from alcoholism, addiction, emotional or mental health issues. We operate a 24/7 telephone helpline offering peer support from volunteers with personal experiences of the music industry and addiction or mental health issues. We also offer signposting to appropriate and approved professionals in the fields of addiction and mental health: therapists, psychiatrists and treatment facilities. We provide “safe tents” backstage at UK Festivals where individuals can go to escape the mayhem, chat to someone or attend a 12 Step meeting. We offer information and resources via our website and host educational events for the music industry and general public through our connection with the International Conference on Addiction and Associated Disorders. Continue to find out more about our work.
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We need your help to continue to develop and offer our services as we rapidly expand to meet need and demand. Now matter how small the donation it will help us help someone in need. Thank you!
We are looking for all sorts of volunteers with all sorts of skills. If you would like to be involved with helping Music Support continue to provide assistance to struggling artists, we’re sure you’ll have something you’ll be able to offer.
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