Mental health helpline launches for music industry

5 December 2007

A new mental health support line has launched for people working in the music industry.

The phone line, which has been created by Help Musicians UK, will offer advice for not only musicians but those working in areas like management, tour crews and record labels.

Those needing help and emotional support can call 0808 802 8008 free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Launched in the wake of tragic passing of Chester Bennington earlier this year, Help Musicians UK’s landmark new 24/7 mental health service ‘Music Minds Matter‘ is now here.

How does one succeed in the music business – both physically, mentally and emotionally? Working in the music industry, and electronic music in particular, comes with long hours, nighttime schedules, creative pressure and round-the-clock work stress. In contrast to that, there is an increasingly common understanding that health and well- being add to the chances of a more sustainable career, whether you are an artist or an executive.