Look after your mental health
Mental Health is important to everyone, no matter what field you work in. But mental illness can affect your physical health, work and money.
As a songwriters or composer you may often work in isolation and your career can undergo highs and lows. This can affect your mental health.
The Members Fund is here to help you if you find that your mental health is affecting your career and quality of life. We can signpost you to advice, experts who can help, and may be able to help with the costs of treatment.
If you would like to speak to us, please give us a call 020 3741 4067 and we’ll be here to help.
Other sources of help (links in red)
Can help with a medical assessment and a referral to further treatment. They have useful fact sheets geared towards performers such as this one.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably aims to prevent suicide in men.
A wealth of information about mental health: how to stay healthy, how to find treatment, and where to start if you think you might have a mental illness. There are many local MIND offices and you may be able to find one near you.
The NHS website has a long list of organisations and helplines that can help you with your mental health.
The Samaritans are well-known for their excellent helpline and their website offers many ways to seek help.
Has an excellent helpline called SANE line open every night from 6-11pm.