BY THE INDUSTRY, FOR THE INDUSTRY
Since 2016 Music Support has been providing a number of core services to the industry, mostly provided by peers and volunteers with an industry background. We are not affiliated with any provider or treatment centre, although we have developed fantastic relationships with excellent clinicians and care providers to whom we will signpost our beneficiaries. No issue is too large or too small to be outside of our area of operation. We welcome the call of anybody working in UK music and live events who needs support.
Your call will be answered by a mental health-trained music industry peer with experience of mental ill-health and addiction challenges.
They have been through our rigorous training designed and facilitated for Music Support by professional trainers in this field. Our frontline staff are supported by accredited and vetted mental health clinicians.
ADDICTION & RECOVERY WORKSHOP
A FREE interactive workshop to help you to understand the origins of addiction, identify its signs and symptoms, and empower you to support those living with it.
This course is designed and delivered by peers with lived experience and professional experts in the field of addiction and recovery.
- Define what is addiction and recovery.
- Understand factors that perpetuate the cycle of addiction and those that support recovery.
- Feel more confident about recognising the signs and symptoms of addiction.
- Feel more confident about starting conversations aimed at guiding an individual towards recovery.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
Music Support provides a range of Mental Health First Aid courses delivered by a licensed instructor, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. These courses are aimed at raising awareness of mental illness within the industry, enabling people to support themselves and others to aid recovery.
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Music Support can respond rapidly to urgent situations or emergencies on an individual level or at a group level.
Using our network of clinical professionals and institutions we have arranged group and individual trauma therapy on a large scale after major traumatic incidents, and we have provided rapid intervention including emergency psychiatric appointments and admission to CQC regulated detox and residential treatment centres.
Catch up with our discussions focusing on Women in Isolation, Addiction and Supporting Recovery in the music industry and Coping with Change.
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Our ‘Safe Hubs’ are hosted backstage at music festivals across the country to address particular needs that can arise on tour and specifically in the festival environment.
The Hubs provide a safe space for artists or anyone working backstage to speak confidentially with a fully trained volunteer about anything they may be experiencing or to seek advice about clinical signposting for themselves, their clients or friends.
The Safe Hubs are also an alcohol and drug free environment where visitors can simply take a break from the mayhem for as long as they need.
In 2017, working with Festival Republic, Glastonbury and AEG, and crucially with the support of The BRIT Trust we arranged 11 Safe Hubs at UK festivals.
Due to the cancellation of festivals because of the COVID-19 crisis, our Safe Hubs did not operate between 2020-21. We are thankful to be back in the festival field in Summer 2022!
Thrive is an NHS approved wellbeing app with over 100 hours of content and tools to help with the prevention, detection and management of Mental Health issues. It is beneficial to those in immediate distress but can also be used as a preventative tool to help you to look after your mental health on a daily basis.
Find out how you can offer Thrive as a workforce solution to your organisation.