PRS MEMBERS’ FUND AND HELP MUSICIANS LAUNCH NEW
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PARTNERSHIP
We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Music Minds Matter, Help Musicians’ dedicated mental health service for the whole music industry, to reinforce the mental well-being support available to the PRS creative community.
Every call on the 24/7 free and confidential support line is answered by a trained counsellor who can support you in the moment, as well as direct you to further help if needed. As a PRS member one-to-one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and other services may also be available.
The helpline is available to the entire music industry and can be accessed by musicians regardless of their membership status. Additionally, PRS members of 7 years or those who have earned £500 in royalties are eligible for one-to-one therapeutic sessions.
If you’re seeking support or would like to explore what’s available to you, please call Music Minds Matter on 0808 802 8008 and let them know you are a PRS member. You can also explore online resources, personal stories, guidance from professionals and further organisations offering support at musicmindsmatter.org.uk.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 3741 4067. Please be reassured that any information will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Dr Pete Glenister, PRS Members’ Fund trustee said “Music Minds Matter will help point PRS members towards appropriate treatment and support and if necessary, fund that treatment and support. We hope this collaboration will give members the tools they need to help themselves going forward.”
Sarah Woods, Interim Chief Executive, Help Musicians said: “We are so pleased to collaborate with the PRS Members’ Fund to ensure Music Minds Matter’s therapeutic support is funded for members seeking help. Sadly, we’re seeing rising need for mental health support at scale in the music industry, illustrating the importance of this partnership to ensure people get the help they need. We would like to extend our thanks to the PRS Members’ Fund for working with us to make a difference to the mental health of those working in the music industry.”
Music Minds Matter musician: “Things are tangibly different now, because I have regained my confidence, I have got back into making music in a very productive way and enjoy myself again, which is really where it’s at!”