A new book to support the mental health of touring musicians will be released this spring.
a book titled Tour and Mental Health: A Music Industry Manual We explore the impact of touring on the mental health of musicians.
Written by psychotherapist and former booker Tamsyn Embleton, the 600-page book includes interviews with Nile Rodgers, Four Tet, Radiohead’s Philip Selway, and more.
Here’s an overview of the book: tooling.
“Written by psychotherapists, performance coaches, vocal coaches, nutritionists, psychologists, sleep, sexual health and addiction experts, this timely and important book provides practical guidance, resources and Offers psychoeducation, diagrams, illustrations, and vignettes by musicians and celebrities. Touring personnel.”
Radiohead’s Selway says of his next book: Jam Base).
It is scheduled to be released in March of this year and can be pre-ordered. Tour and Mental Health: A Music Industry Manual here.
Back in 2020, the charity warned that musicians and crew members across the UK were experiencing increased anxiety and depression due to the uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus.
Eric Mutungwazi is managing director of the charity Music Support, which helps “individuals from all walks of life in the UK music industry who are suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral health problems”. . NME About the previous issue. In the past six months since the coronavirus lockdown, over 1,000 people have accessed the service, offering the Thrive mental health support app for free.
“The numbers we’ve seen in such a short period of time show that there are real and worrying new patterns of people reporting anxiety and depression,” Mtungwazi said. NME“About 50% of people come to us with an anxiety disorder and 35% are dealing with moderate to severe depression.” We also have a lot of calls about alcohol and substance abuse.
“There are quite a few cases where people are dealing with these things at the same time. It comes in many different forms.”
Liam Hennessy, Director of Health and Wellbeing at the charity Help Musicians, said: NME One of their helplines found a 25% increase in people calling in with concerns about their mental health. About 80% of musicians and industry workers recently surveyed say the current situation is having a significant negative impact on their well-being, especially when it comes to financial issues.
“The last six months have been incredibly difficult for musicians,” said Hennessy. NME“As many musicians are freelancers, the closure of live events has dried up our revenue stream almost completely and almost overnight. We have never been in a position like this before. .
“We are discovering growing anxiety about what the future holds.
Regarding the main recurring problem, Hennessy said: Anxiety and depression continue to be prevalent within the music industry, but these are the key things we’re seeing these days. ”
Other issues, such as Brexit’s impact on touring, are also believed to contribute to mental health issues for many musicians.