In a world that can feel increasingly divided, the music community came together to help the musicians who make the music that carried us through this crisis, says James Ainscough, Help Musicians CEO.
Change (as we are experiencing now) is intrinsically linked to anxiety. Helen Brice, a psychotherapist specialising in working with musicians and performers, offers some practical mindfulness.
Opera singer Bibi Heal was supported by the Fusion Fund to create Song Surgery, a project that explored the use of poetry and music to improve mental health and wellbeing. Here she reflects on how Fusion gave her the freedom to research and develop the project, as well as how she is adapting the project to suit the current climate of self-isolation.
James McAulay is the Co-founder & CEO of Encore, an online tool for finding and booking musicians for live events. He explains why he's decided to race three triathlons in support of Help Musicians this year.
Jen Ewbank is the Senior Director of International Marketing at AWAL Recordings, Kobalt Music Group and was one of Music Week’s ‘30 under 30’ in 2016. She’s running the Swindon Half Marathon on September 22 in support of Help Musicians' mental health helpline, Music Minds Matter.
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.