Mental Health

Help Musicians UK understands that a musician’s profession is unique.

With the highs and lows of performing, financial insecurity and anti-social working hours, we want to help ensure that those who pursue a career in music will not have to do so at the expense of their mental health.

Our mental health campaign—Music and Depression—was launched in 2016 and aims to break down stigma and start conversations within the music industry about depression, and other conditions linked to mental and emotional wellbeing.

Can Music Make You Sick?

Phase 1 of our mental health campaign was a study conducted by the University of Westminster and MusicTank (commissioned by HMUK). They study found that 71 per cent of musicians self-identified as having experienced anxiety and/or panic attacks and 69 per cent reported having suffered from depression. 

How To Get Help

Our Health and Welfare team are here to help musicians and connect them with the right organisations and people. Click here for resources and advice.