HMUK at three mental health panels over three days


Over the coming days, Help Musicians UK (HMUK) is leading three panel discussions in London and Berlin to explore and discuss the music industry’s response to mental health, as well as detailing the charity’s 24/7 support line and service – Music Minds Matter – launching in December.

Panels will take place at: We Make Waves, a new Berlin-based festival and conference made for women, trans and non-binary people; Loop, the annual music makers summit in Berlin; and the London Jazz Festival.

Panelists come from a mix of musical and clinical backgrounds, including: Australian producer, DJ, designer and teacher Rick Bull aka Deepchild; classically trained producer, composer, singer and songwriter Emika; producer Nosaj Thing; researcher and psychotherapist Dr Jan Kalbitzer; interdisciplinary artist Star Amerasu; editor-in-chief of i-D Germany Alexandra Bondi de Antoni; musician, composer and producer David Lyttle; psychotherapist and critically acclaimed flautist Helen Whitaker; and jazz musician Kim Macari.

Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs said: “It’s so encouraging to see the topic of musicians’ mental health continuing to be high on the agenda at more and more industry panels. We’re proud to be leading and facilitating these important discussions, as well as sharing more about HMUK’s commissioned research and our forthcoming service.”

HMUK’s Music Minds Matter service will be available to anyone in the industry to call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The service will combine listening, advice and signposting with clinical, medical, therapeutic and welfare support for those who need it.

For more information on the panels, visit:

To find out more about HMUK’s #MusicMindsMatter campaign, visit

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