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How it all started Music Support has been operating as a charity since April 2016, and as a registered charity since November 2016.

If you work in the UK music industry and are affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction, you can reach out to Music Support. Founded in 2016 by people from within the music industry, their team have all been impacted personally by these issues and seen friends, colleagues and heroes lose their careers, families and even their lives.

Their core services include a confidential Helpline, managed by industry peers with lived experience, training in Mental Health First Aid and Addiction and Recovery Awareness to empower individuals to look after the wellbeing of their colleagues (and themselves), and ‘Safe Hubs’ backstage at festivals, providing a space for artists and crew to take time out and speak to Mental Health First Aid trained staff. For further information visit