Health and Wellbeing Month in association with Help Musicians UK, BAPAM and Musicians Union

The fourth year of Health and Wellbeing Month, a partnership between Help Musicians UK (HMUK), British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and Musicians Union (MU) extends for a whole month of events across the UK. The workshops and Musicians Insights are held in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and London, with more to be confirmed across the UK.

Workshops

Workshops include an array of different self-help or how to type events presented by BAPAM practitioners who are well respected in their relevant fields. From Vocal Health, to Ways to Beat Stress and Deal with Perfectionism, right through to Drumming without Pain, the workshops will be available to all musicians or artists, at any stage of their career. The workshops will demonstrate useful skills and practises for musicians to have sustainable and healthy careers.

All workshops are £5 for MU members, £8 for trade body members, and £10 standard price. Please click on the specific workshop listings below for further information, including how to book. Spaces are limited so please ensure to book in advance.

Tuesday 2 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
Vocal Health with Jenevora Williams

Wednesday 3 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, Birmingham
Vocal Health with Jenevora Williams

Thursday 4 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
The Healthy Performer with Drusilla Redman

Tuesday 9 August, 2 - 4.30pm, RWCMD, Cardiff
Injury Prevention for musicians – a physiotherapist’s viewpoint with Sarah Upjohn

Wednesday 10 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, Birmingham
Realising potential in performance: an introduction to Alexander Technique with Alison Loram

Monday 15 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
The Healthy Pianist with Penelope Roskell

Tuesday 16 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, Birmingham
The Healthy Performer with Drusilla Redman

Wednesday 17 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
Ways to beat stress and deal with perfectionism with Carol Chapman

Thursday 18 August, 2 – 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
Drumming Without Pain: Injury Prevention Workshop with Martin Ranscombe

Monday 22 August, 2 - 4.30pm, MU Offices, London
Introduction to Feldenkrais for Musicians with Emma Alter

Tuesday 23 August , 2 – 4.30pm, MU Offices, Birmingham
Introduction to Feldenkrais for Musicians with Emma Alter

Tuesday 30 August, 2-4.30pm, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
Gain without Pain: Workshop for Woodwind Players with Andrew Roberts

Tuesday 30 August, 2 - 4.30pm, RSNO, Glasgow
Help and Advice for Being a Healthy Performer with Dr Faith Gardner

For any queries, contact Diane Widdison, National Organiser - Education and Training at MU on diane.widdison@themu.org.

Musicians Insights Evenings

Musicians Insights are an ‘In Conversation’ type series of events raising awareness of key health issues for musicians. Personal stories from musicians who have dealt with particular issues will be interviewed by trained HMUK visitors. The discussions will provide a better understanding of musician’s individual situations and learn more about how various charities and services fit into the support network for musicians. Musicians Insights will be an informal yet informative platform to widen perceptions of what it means to be a professional musician, and throw some insight into what can be done to improve situations for the future.

All evenings are free to attend. Please click on the specific Musicians Insights events below for further information, including how to book. Spaces are limited so please ensure to book in advance.

Monday 8 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, Band On The Wall, Manchester

Thursday 11 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, Band On The Wall, Manchester

Monday 15 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, Cardiff

Wednesday 17 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, RSNO, Glasgow

Thursday 18 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, MU Offices, London

Wednesday 24 August, 6.30pm – 9pm, MU Offices, London

For any queries, contact Sarah Wainman, Events Officer at HMUK on events@helpmusicians.org.uk, or call 020 7239 9153

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