We use technologies, such as cookies, to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our chosen social media, advertising and analytics partners. Read our cookie policy for more information.

Mental Health Support

Where to get advice on keeping mentally well during the coronavirus outbreak, and resources should you need extra support

On this page you can find information about:

  • Organisations that can help
  • Online guides
  • Online training

Here’s a list of organisations that may be particularly useful to musicians during the coronavirus outbreak.

Online guides

MITC’s Guide To Anxiety Relief and Self Isolation

Music Industry Therapists & Coaches (MITC) have launched a free, supportive guide which is designed specifically for artists and music industry professionals. It includes techniques and online resources for both adults and children.

The guide covers topics such as:

  • Anxiety information and support
  • Breathing techniques
  • Home-working
  • Self-isolation
  • Eating well during the outbreak
  • Home fitness

Download the guide from MITC’s website.

The Young Freelancer’s Guide to Mental Health and the Music Industry

This guide was also produced by MITC’s Tamsin Embleton together with the MU’s Young Members’ Network.

Written by mental health experts, it covers:

  • Self care
  • Burn out
  • Support networks
  • Cultivating resilience
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression

You can read and download it from our website for free.

Online training

In response to the current coronavirus outbreak, BAPAM have moved their workshops online. Their list of free online events includes courses on keeping mentally well.

Browse BAPAM’s online courses

Get daily updates about Coronavirus and it's impact on musicians