Record Union have reacted to the current coronavirus pandemic by releasing their new ‘Wellness Starter Pack’ as an online mental health resource package for musicians.
As millions of people around the world are forced to self-isolate at hime, the new initiative aims to to increase mental wellbeing among independent artists. To make their impact, the online kit has identified five key areas: nutrition, mindfulness, positivity, exercise and sleep.
“Traditionally, the music industry has defined success on commercial grounds; it has always been money first. But in this pursuit of success, we can see that many artists find the pressure to succeed and the fear of failure too overwhelming,” Record Union CEO Johan Svanberg said of the project.
“To create a healthier music climate with healthier artists, we believe that the industry, as well as the artists themselves, need to start thinking about mental health as part of their success.
“This is why we, in an attempt to lower the barriers to greater wellbeing, have created The Wellness Starter Pack.”
For anybody who might be struggling to deal with mental health issues, here are some helpline numbers for you to talk to:
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm)
Charity providing support if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm)
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and OCD. Offers a course to help overcome your phobia/OCD. Includes a helpline.
Phone: 0844 967 4848 (daily, 10am-10pm)
Rethink Mental Illness
Support and advice for people living with mental illness.
Phone: 0300 5000 927 (Mon-Fri, 9.30am-4pm)