Music Support

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Music Support is a registered charity founded and run by people from the UK music industry, for individuals in any area of the UK music industry suffering from mental, emotional and behavioural health disorders (including but not limited to alcohol and drug addiction).


They offer a helpline Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00.  All the phone volunteers have personal experience with the music industry and the issues that Music Support covers.  They have been through rigorous training designed and facilitated for Music Support by professional trainers in this field, in consultation with The Helplines Partnership.

‘Safe Hubs’:

Are hosted backstage at music festivals across the country to address particular needs that can arise on tour and specifically in the festival environment.  The Hubs provide a safe space for artists or anyone working backstage to speak confidentially with a fully trained and qualified volunteer about anything they may be experiencing, or to seek advice about clinical signposting for themselves, their clients or friends.  The Safe Hubs are also an alcohol and drug-free environment where visitors can simply take a break from the mayhem for as long as they need.

Crisis Support:

Music Support can respond rapidly to urgent situations or emergencies on an individual level or at a group level.  Using their network of clinical professionals and institutions they have arranged group and individual trauma therapy on a large scale after major traumatic incidents, and they have provided rapid intervention including emergency psychiatric appointments and admission to CQC-regulated detox and residential treatment centres.

Workshops Training:

A FREE interactive workshop to help you to understand the origins of addiction, identify its signs and symptoms, and empower you to support those living with it.

This course is designed and delivered by peers with lived experience and professional experts in the field of addiction and recovery.

  • Define what is addiction and recovery.
  • Understand factors that perpetuate the cycle of addiction and those that support recovery.
  • Feel more confident about recognising the signs and symptoms of addiction.
  • Feel more confident about starting conversations aimed at guiding an individual towards recovery.

Mental Health First Aid:
Music Support provides a range of Mental Health First Aid courses delivered by a licensed instructor, accredited by Mental Health First Aid England. These courses are aimed at raising awareness of mental illness within the industry, enabling people to support themselves and others to aid recovery.

Contact Details

Helpline 0800 030 6789 Head Office 020 3948 6777



Acorn Production Center Tileyard Studios 103-105 Blundell Street London N7 9BN

Other Info

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00

Bus: 17, 91, 259, 274, 390 Tube: Caledonian Road

Other information:
Registered charity

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