Mental Health: Reach Out

Two amazing organisations on the radar this week – Music Support – Who provide support for those working in any area of the Music Industry.

In their own words – BY THE INDUSTRY FOR THE INDUSTRY Music Support is a registered charity founded and run by people from the UK music industry, for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional and behavioural health disorders (including but not limited to alcohol and drug addiction).

So if you work in the music industry and you are feeling the strain from touring, partying or coming home from tour and wondering how your toaster works,  if any of this strikes a chord, or you just want to talk to someone who knows how you feel – clink the link and reach out.

And an organisation closer to home TheMindMap

In their own words –

Mental health – good or bad, we all have it.

But our research with universities, the NHS, Imperial College London, service users and scientists shows young people don’t feel they have the support they need.

We are an innovative Profit for Purpose Social Enterprise, navigating individuals and organisations aged 16-30 and beyond to better mental health through journalism, signposting, therapy and Mental Health First Aid Training.

By aligning action with awareness, we are promoting a New Normal where people can talk openly about their emotions, as comfortably as they’d talk about last night’s game or the latest TV series. Our team is made up of industry leading mental health researchers, BACP accredited psychotherapists, journalists and Mental Health First Aid instructors.

We recycle the economy by reinvesting our profits back into our community, supporting those who have the most need and making therapy available to anyone regardless of circumstances.

Our innovative approach to easing access to mental health support is informed by our team’s lived experience and a three-year research project. Our latest quantitative study into current online mental health provisions showed a staggering 88.5% of students at Liverpool John Moores University felt that there were not enough online provisions available. 37% rated the support they encountered as ‘poor’ and 43% responded it was ‘ok’. To also help us uncover the mental health needs of young people we run workshops at organisations including the NHS, Merseyside Youth Association, Edge Hill University and the National Citizens Service. Out of that was born our ‘World of Wellbeing’ concept. A holistic approach where in our resources section exercise, nutrition, employment and money support is provided alongside a map with all the free mental health services in your locality.

 

Whatever your reason, reach out to your friends, talk about your mental health and if you feel you need professional help – the two organisations above are a good place to start.

Or try the links below.

CALM

Samaritans

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