Help Musicians partners with Music Support to give thousands of musicians free access to mental health support app

Announced as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, Help Musicians has partnered with Music Support to offer 4,500 musicians free access to the NHS-approved mental health support app Thrive. A recent Help Musicians survey saw over 80% of respondents confirm that the current crisis is having an impact on their wellbeing, signalling a need to invest in early detection and preventative mental health support for musicians. Thrive is the UK’s only NHS-approved app focused on the prevention and early detection of common mental health conditions. The app offers 24/7…

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Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and First Descents Launch First-of-its-Kind Program Supporting Healthcare Professionals with Traumatic Stress from COVID-19

The Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation and First Descents today announced that applications are now open for participation in the “Hero Recharge” program, a first-of-its-kind outdoor adventure program designed to help nurses and other healthcare professionals cope with significant traumatic stress resulting from being on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. First Descents, the global leader in adventure-based healing and existing partner of the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation, will use a $200,000 grant from the Foundation to create wellness programs aimed at nurturing supportive peer relationships and better positioning…

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STV and mental health charities launch next phase of Britain Get Talking campaign

With most people staying at home and many adjusting to life in social isolation, it’s never been more important to check in and look out for each other’s mental health. Knowing how difficult it is to be apart from family and friends, STV is  launching a new phase of the Britain Get Talking mental wellness campaign, encouraging families and friends to reach out to loved ones.  In partnership with ITV and backed by mental health charities SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), YoungMinds and Mind, the campaign invites viewers to pick…

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BBC announces major mental health season in turbulent times

Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020) this year falls in unprecedented times – the nation is coming to terms with isolation and uncertainty and the UK is facing an unknown future. To mark the week, the BBC is curating a range of programming across TV, Radio and Digital that will transmit throughout the month of May. It is estimated that in the UK one in four of us will have some sort of mental health issue in our lifetime, and the BBC has a long commitment to showing impactful and…

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MTV, Comedy Central and ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands Extend Partnership With Ad Council to Launch Phase Two of the #AloneTogether Campaign With a Focus on Mental Health

In the wake of new research from MTV revealing that an unprecedented level of Americans are experiencing declining mental health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MTV, Comedy Central and ViacomCBS’ Entertainment & Youth Brands, in partnership with the Ad Council, have launched AloneTogether.com, a website focused on addressing the effects of isolation on mental health. The online hub will offer actionable resources to help people Stay Calm, Stay Connected and Stay Active while they Stay Home. A new suite of PSA creative assets developed for broadcast, print, digital and social…

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