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

For the entire month of August, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) and the Musicians' Union (MU) will partner to provide a range of events about how to look after yourself as a professional musician.

The Health and Wellbeing Month will see each organisation bring their own focus, expertise and prioritises to the events, which will benefit the whole UK community of musicians.

Split into two divisions - Musicians’ Insights and Workshops - the events will be held in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff, and London, with more to be confirmed.

The Musicians’ Insights will be an ‘In Conversation’ 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, providing a better understanding of musician’s individual situations and needs.

The workshops will 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 and aimed towards building sustainable and healthy careers.

Joe Hastings, Welfare Manager at HMUK says:

“The health of musicians continues to be at the forefront of our priorities and so we are delighted to continue and build on this partnership with MU and BAPAM to deliver even more workshops across the month of August providing practical advice to musicians. For the first time this year, we’re excited to hold free Musicians Insights evenings as part of HWB Month, enabling musicians to hear how various charities and services fit into their support network.”

Diane Widdison, National Organiser at Musicians' Union says:

“We understand the importance of health and wellbeing for our members and musicians in general and therefore we are delighted to be partnering with BAPAM and Help Musicians UK for this 4th annual event which has expanded to the whole month of August. We are also pleased that we are able to offer such a range of workshops with renowned experts from the world of performance arts medicine.”

Dan Hayhurst, Information Officer at BAPAM says:

“We are looking forward to a month packed with great events where health and performance experts meet music creators to share essential skills for peak performance throughout a healthy and successful career.”

For more information on how to book a place, visit. Help Musicians UK.


Published: 07/07/2016

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