Health and Welfare Support
The Health and Welfare team offers structured support to professional musicians in times of personal crisis. Our approach is person-centred; building tailored support around an individual’s specific needs. Unfortunately, for obvious reasons, Help Musicians is unable to replace lost earnings. But we are able to provide financial support in cases of significant financial hardship as well as signposting for debt/welfare related issues. We also provide financial assistance for health interventions and access to music specialist health assessments for performance related health issues.
Although Help Musicians is structured to support musicians in times of crisis,assistance cannot be offered in response to every situation.
Help Musicians can help you if:
– You are a working professional musician (by which we mean a performer, composer/creator or directly involved in the production of music, or in work for which the main qualification is a high level of musical training)
– You are retired and your principal career was in music
– You work in a related music profession
– In some circumstances we can help if you are a dependant or partner of a musician
Mental health support
Music Minds Matter - contact MMM [at] helpmusicians.org.uk (MMM@helpmusicians.org.uk) telephone 0808 802 8008 (24hrs free support line)
Help Musicians runs a support line called Music Minds Matter (MMM) available any time of day or night for a listening ear; it doesn’t have to be a crisis. We have trained advisors that are here to listen, support and help at any time. Through calling MMM, eligible musicians can access free face-to-face or telephone counselling, or online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Please note: if you are currently based overseas, but are a UK national, then you are still welcome to call Music Minds Matter if needed. Call fees may vary, but if you are eligible to access telephone counselling then Help Musicians can still fund the necessary telephone calls.
See link below for further details.
NB: No deadline specified.