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Music Sector Guides

Research has shown that people working in the music industry are more prone to mental health problems than the general population, with musicians being up to three times more likely to suffer from depression.

Anecdotally, Mind often hears from those working within the music industry how factors such as insecure income, difficulty achieving a work/life balance, pressure from fans and labels, poor diet, lack of sleep and access to alcohol and drugs can all take their toll on wellbeing and mental health.

Working in partnership with leading music and entertainment organisations Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate and POLY, we have created four new guides which provide vital information on how those working within the electronic music industry can be supported to have good mental health at work.

Voices from the industry

See our series of videos from people working across the industry sharing their personal views and experiences as well as offering tips on how to take care of your mental health.

Ali's story 

Anil's story 

Manami's story

Mike's story

Shanti's story

Guide for organisations

This guide provides advice on how organisations can support the mental health of their people including tips for people managers.

Guide for artist managers

This guide provides advice for artist managers on how they can support their artists and take care of their own mental health.

Guide for employees

This guide provides advice to people working for organisations in the electronic music industry on how they can take care of their own mental health and look out for others.

Guide for freelancers

This guide provides advice to people working freelance in the electronic music industry on how they can take care of their own mental health and look out for others.

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