HMUK highlights Music Minds Matter service on World Mental Health Day 2018

In recognition of World Mental Health Day on Wednesday 10 October, Help Musicians UK highlighted its around the clock, dedicated support line and service for the music industry, Music Minds Matter, through several key industry collaborations and partnerships, as well as a special social media campaign #MyMusicMindMatters. A growing music industry population needs preventative support, as evidenced by new data revealing nearly 3 in every 4 people who contacted Music Minds Matter were in need of a listening ear and advice. New statistics on those contacting the Music Minds Matter…

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Help Musicians UK partners with Music Venue Trust at Venues Day 2018

Help Musicians UK (HMUK) has partnered once again with Music Venue Trust (MVT) for this year’s Venues Day, which takes place on Wednesday 17 Oct at Islington Assembly, London. The UK’s leading independent music charity has teamed up with MVT for its annual Venues Day event, which has built a reputation as a pivotal national networking event for grassroots music venues. Venues Day will see MVT members congregate for a day of panels, presentations and working groups to discuss challenges for venues on themes such as wellbeing, contracts, advertising and promoters.…

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Emika releases new album in support of Music Minds Matter service

Electronic artist Emika’s forthcoming album ‘Falling in Love With Sadness’ will be released on October 10, World Mental Health Day, in partnership with Help Musicians UK. From the 9 September until the 10 October 2018, a portion of the proceeds from the album pre-sales will be donated to Music Minds Matter, our 24/7 dedicated mental health support line and service for the music industry. Alongside the release, Emika is inviting people from all over the world to share their experiences of depression, anonymously and in different languages, on her website…

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Help Musicians UK partners with iconic piano brand Steinway & Sons for a historic piano sale

This September, the prestigious piano makers Steinway & Sons will partner with Help Musicians UK (HMUK) for an extra special piano sale event at their exclusive London showroom. For two days only, on Friday 28 September and Saturday 29 September, Steinway are offering the opportunity to purchase an iconic Steinway piano at a significantly reduced price, with a portion of the proceeds donated to Help Musicians UK. 100% of the donation will go directly to support musicians and those working in the music industry across the UK. HMUK will also…

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Help Musicians UK launches 24/7 mental health support line and service for the music industry

In December 2017 the country’s leading independent music charity, Help Musicians UK (HMUK), launched its landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter’ for anyone working in the music industry. The Music Minds Matter service is the industry’s most comprehensive yet – combining advice, signposting, clinical pathways and professional therapeutic services, including counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Uniquely, the service also provides access to the charity’s grant funding, and individuals may also access advice on legal issues, debt and benefits. This is a first for the British music…

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