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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Why we listen to musicians in need
Joe Hastings
Head of Health and Welfare
16th May 2019

To highlight Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, our Head of Health & Welfare, Joe Hastings, writes about how Music Minds Matter and our Health & Welfare team both play crucial roles in the lives of musicians. 

Mental Health and the Music Industry
Nigel Hamilton
Help and Advice Manager
9th October 2015

Our Help and Advice manager Nigel Hamilton discusses mental health within the music industry, why there is such a stigma around it and how Help Musicians UK can support those who suffer. 

Fit to Play: Top tips for instrumental musicians
BAPAM
British Association of Performing Arts Medicine
26th February 2015

To mark RSI Awareness Week, our partners at BAPAM share essential tips on how to avoid repetitive strain injury. 

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10 Tips for dealing with Performance Anxiety
Dr Carol Chapman
Counselling Psychologist and Performance Coach
5th November 2014

74% of musicians we spoke to said they suffered performance anxiety and 56% said they suffered from this on a regular basis.

This National Stress Awareness Day, we want to recognise the stresses that being a professional musician can bring and help you to manage them.

We spoke to BAPAM’s Dr Carol Chapman’s about how to stay on top of your performance anxiety.

As a new survey reveals the stresses and strains of a musical career, are we doing enough to support musicians?
Graham Sheffield
Chairman
29th August 2014

Graham Sheffield reflects on the results of our Health and Wellbeing survey and asks if we're doing enough to support musicians. 

Psychological Self-care
Dr Carol Chapman
Counselling Psychologist and Performance Coach
14th May 2014

Dr Carol Chapman is a Counselling Psychologist, Performance Coach and a Performing Arts Medicine Health practitioner at BAPAM. She has been helping musicians, actors, dancers, artists and other performing artists to identify, understand and overcome their problems and fulfil their potential. 

She shares her practical tips on how to keep on top of your mental health.

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