World Mental Health Day


World Mental Health Day is observed every year on 10 October, aiming to raise awareness about mental health issues and advocate for better support and treatment. The music industry, often seen as glamorous and exciting, is not immune to the challenges of mental health. Artists and musicians are known to face unique pressures that can take a toll on their well-being. On World Mental Health Day, we can shed light on the struggles faced by individuals in the music industry and explore ways we can support them.

The demanding nature of the music industry, with its long hours and pressure to succeed, can contribute to mental health problems among creators and artists. Intense competition within the industry can create feelings of self-doubt and insecurity that exacerbate existing mental health issues or trigger new ones.

Thankfully, there has been growing recognition of mental health concerns within the music industry in recent years. Artists like Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga have bravely opened up about their battles with mental illness, using their platforms to advocate for greater understanding and support. Organisations such as Help Musicians UK provide resources specifically designed for musicians struggling with their mental well-being.

Behind the glitz and glamour of the music world, individuals face real challenges when it comes to their mental health. It is essential that we give empathy and understanding while breaking down the stigma surrounding mental illness. By supporting initiatives aimed at promoting mental well-being among musicians, and creating safe spaces for open conversations about mental health, we can help ensure that creators receive the care they need while pursuing their passion for music.

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Sade Carrington – Burke
D&I Assistant

 For more information, please contact Helen in the DEI Team:
Helen Choudhury
Head of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
Champion of Menopause
Mental Health First Aider
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