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A guide to mental health in the electronic music industry for freelancers

Organisation: Mind


This guide written by Mind is designed to to help those working freelance within the electronic music scene to better manage their mental health.

Freelancing in the electronic music industry can be very rewarding, but it can come with a set of unique pressures on top of the usual difficulties of freelancing. These might include long hours, high stress, a higher incidence of drugs and alcohol abuse, isolation and insecure work. All of these factors can take a toll on your mental wellbeing.

This guide written by Mind, with industry insiders Ninja Tune, Paradigm, Percolate Music and Poly, is designed to help those freelancing in this field to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

The PDF includes advice on:

  • Coping with insecure work,
  • Tackling drug and alcohol abuse,
  • Understanding imposter syndrome,
  • Working away from home,
  • Managing when money is tight,
  • and other topics relevant to your industry.

It also includes links to other sources of support if you require them.

If you are an employer, we have another guide which may help you to support the wellbeing of your staff and any freelancers you might be working with. You can find it here.

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