Thursday 30th July 1.30pm – 3.00pm

Introduction (Help Musicians) 

At Help Musicians, BAPAM and Music Support we all see the daily reality of poor health in the music industry. It’s never been more important to know how to recognise when there might be a problem, and where to go if there is.

The three organisations represented here work closely to support musicians and those working in the industry in different, complementary ways.

The sessions will equip you with practical tools to support your health and wellbeing, signpost to various sources of support and give you a chance to ask questions of the panel.


Guided Practice Session (BAPAM) including Q&A

Practising a regular mental wellbeing exercise is as important for mental health as physical fitness is for physical health. It will help on a daily basis, but also give you something to draw on when you are feeling unwell.

Ellis Pecen is an Applied Performance Psychologist with a focus on enhancing performance and wellbeing and to make clear the distinction between the two and tailor strategies accordingly. Her session will  focus on:

1) establishing and maintaining a focus on vision

2) imagery for wellbeing, and

3) imagery for performance: an introduction to the PETTLEP model

To fully participate, you may find it useful to have a pen and paper for one of the exercises.


Thrive with Music Support (Music Support) 

The digital future of mental healthcare is widely acknowledged as a growing and critical part of the healthcare landscape.  Music support have recently partnered with Thrive to give music industry peers access to Thrive:MentalWellbeing, a clinically effective NHS approved app for the prevention, screening and management of anxiety, depression and stress.  This session is a demo of the app.   Introduction and Q&A with Eric Mtungwazi, Managing Director and Joanne Croxford, Services Officer (tbc) at Music Support.

Overview: Where to go for help (BAPAM)

Claire Cordeaux, Director of BAPAM will summarise the resources and services available from Help Musicians UK, Music Support and BAPAM to support mental health and wellbeing

General Q&A with panel (HMUK Chair)

Questions can be submitted to the chat throughout the panel, and will be collated by the moderator.