STRESS: “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” 

Friday 1st April marks the beginning of Stress Awareness Month, held every year since 1992 to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic. Music Support is a charity dedicated to helping those who work in music and live events affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction of which stress can have a major impact. 

The team at Music Support have all been personally affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction. We champion early intervention and prevention, so you don’t reach crisis point but if you do, we are here for you. 

We are reaching out to the entire music and events communities whether you are an A-list artist or rising star, promoter, agent, crew and everything in-between to let you know that you are not alone. 

Our services include:

HELPLINE: A non-judgemental and confidential listening ear service to provide support, managed by industry peers, all of whom have personal experience of working within music and live events and the issues that Music Support covers. We can signpost our beneficiaries towards expert clinicians and care providers for everything from mental health or addiction assessments to therapy and rehab. You can call our Helpline for free on 0800 030 6789 (Monday Friday 9am 5pm) or email Click here for further information.

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TRAINING: An internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill-health and provide peers with help on a first aid basis. Click here for further information and testimonials from those who have taken this crucial training.  

ADDICTION & RECOVERY WORKSHOPS: Designed and delivered by addiction experts with lived experience to help peers better understand the nature of addiction, recognise signs and symptoms and guide others towards recovery. Click here for further information and to apply to attend this inspirational session for FREE. 

SAFE HUBS: A backstage space at festivals for staff to take time out and speak to a Mental Health First Aider.

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Click here for further information about Stress Awareness Month along with free resources and guides to help you to manage stress.