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Charity offers mental health advice for electro music industry

a nightclub playing electronic music
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A leading mental health charity has shared free resources for people working in the electronic music industry.

The project run by Mind celebrated Mental Health Awareness Week (May 10 -16) in association with entertainment companies and record labels Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate and POLY.

A number of resources released by the cause include guides to looking after your wellbeing for managers, employees and freelancers.

Mind’s Head of Workplace Wellbeing Emma Mamo said in a statement: “We know that working in the music industry can be very rewarding and offers many opportunities. However, it comes with a unique set of challenges, including irregular hours, financial insecurity and high pressure – all of which may have an effect on people’s mental health and wellbeing.

“Coronavirus restrictions, Brexit, and fluctuating income have only made existing problems in the industry worse, so it’s important that people across the industry can access vital support if and when needed.

“For too long mental health problems and other related issues like alcohol and substance use within the music industry have been neglected and even normalised.”

The statement added: “Mind’s new resource has been created with contributors from every corner of the music business to make sure the information is as useful and relevant as possible to anyone working within the industry, including artists, DJs, organisers, promoters, creative freelancers and other employees.

“We’re grateful for their support and dedication in helping to make sure no one across the industry faces a mental health problem alone.”

You can access the resources free of charge via the Mind website.