The BRIT awards donate £250,000 to fund mental health education in the music industry
Following the recent announcement that The BRIT Awards with Mastercard is to donate £250,000 to mental health education in the music industry, three charitable organisations which included ourselves at Music Support, Mind and The BRIT School were presented with a cheque by BRITs Chairman & Sony Music UK Chairman and CEO, Jason Iley, accompanied by chart topping singer songwriter George Ezra at The BRIT School in London.
The event was hosted by The BRIT School’s Principal, Stuart Worden, who was joined by Mind CEO Paul Farmer and one of our founding trustees Matt Thomas represented our charity,
Out of this donation, the BRIT awards have kindly donated £25,000 to us at Music Support which will go directly into supporting those that work within the music industry and require support with mental health and/or addiction concerns.
All money received will go some way in ensuring that no one suffers alone and that our industry is fully supported.
Chief Executive BPI and BRIT Awards, Geoff Taylor spoke "One in four people are now estimated to experience mental health problems, so the BRIT Awards donation to Mind, aiming at promoting mental wellbeing in schools and in the workplace, could not be better times. I am delighted that we can also support the important work of The BRIT School and Music Support to encourage mental wellbeing. This is a further demonstration of the value of music and the profound role it can play in inspiring social change and improving people's lives."