Whatever you’re going through right now, you can contact Music Minds Matter on 0808 802 8008. If you work in music and are struggling to cope, or know someone who is, talk to us. It doesn’t have to be a crisis, or about music. Our Music Minds Matter Counsellors are here to listen, support and help at any time.
The Cowshed is a free peer health and wellness support group for all professionals in the Irish arts & live entertainment industry, tv & film, available since 2019. Collectively we have all been through a lot - suicide, depression, addiction, loss and just plain old stressed out. Simply put, these are issues that have been in the dark in our community for a very long time - and in Ireland we must evaluate our own local industry and seek to provide a supporting net. Our industry is welcoming and a haven for many who strive despite the additional pressure of managing wellness. We mind each other as best we can.
The hardest part is understanding, and there's no better start than talking and listening.
After loading trucks and touring the globe for over 15 years, I took a break from tour life and went to train as a psychotherapist. My aim is to make therapy more accessible for musicians and crew on and off the road I am excited to be able to offer therapy to the industry that I love, seeing clients in London and online throughout 2020, with a view to joining touring productions from 2021. I am a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) -Tiff Hudson