Author/s: Sally Anne Gross and Dr. George Musgrave, 2017
“This research is crucial step forward in our understanding of the complex relationship between the working conditions of musicians and mental health conditions. The honesty and poignancy of our interviewees has made possible this important work, and informed the service provision being implemented by Help Musicians, and for that we are truly thankful. We hope that this research can spark a wider debate both in the music industry about the welfare of those at its heart, and more generally about the damaging nature of precarious work”
“People might have a susceptibility to being anxious or being depressed, but if there’s an industry that’s going to draw that out of you it’s the music business” – Jamie Binns, Lateral Management
This study informed and guided Help Musicians UK nationwide musicians’ #musicmindsmatter campaign and subsequent mental-health service delivery, launching Autumn 2017.
Part 1: Pilot Survey and Summary Findings is also available to download from this website, here.