Ground-breaking mental health results set for 1 November launch

The results from phase 1 of our mental health study, including our industry-wide survey, is set to be launched at the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) Congress on 1 November in Cardiff.

We’ve been working hard with the University of Westminster and MusicTank following the launch of the campaign earlier this year at The Great Escape in Brighton.

As the country’s leading independent music charity, we are heading up the charge listening to musicians and those connected to the industry. In addition to a staggering 2,211 respondents to the survey, we will be releasing four case studies.

The ground-breaking report entitled ‘Can Music Make You Sick’ is the initial phase of our campaign and highlights the commitment we have to shaping a nationwide service, to start conversations within the sector about depression and seek to understand their significance.  

The 3rd annual AIF Congress will provide the charity with the platform to reveal these landmark results from the first ever commissioned studied of its kind.  

Richard Robinson, Chief Executive, who will be sharing the results on 1 November at the Congress said: “We’re thrilled to be part of this year’s AIF Congress, not only celebrating this diverse sector but using the event to talk about our mental health campaign, looking at tackling the stigma around this issue and discussing plans to launch a nationwide service next year. We have a commitment to listening to the incidences of mental health and the effects on those in our community”.

Find out more about our campaign at and join the conversation using #MADforHMUK

For information on the AIF Congress, nominees and after-party, visit their website.  

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