Minding Creative Minds offers the following wellbeing services to Irish musicians, songwriters, artist managers and event production crew.
24/7 dedicated phone line (1800 814 244)
Counselling service (short term intervention/ up to six sessions)
Secure video counselling
Extensive web portal and app enabling live chat with a counsellor
Minding Creative Minds will also offer a series of additional services, including advice on practical, day-to-day issues that are causing anxiety or stress; legal assistance; financial assistance; consumer advice; career guidance; life coaching; and mediation for conflict resolution.
Minding Creative Minds is the brainchild of David Reid: the co-founder and organiser of the RTÉ Choice Music Prize, and a board member and project manager with First Fortnight – a charity that challenge mental health prejudice through the arts. Reid also holds an MA in Psychotherapy.
"We are delighted to launch this critical support programme that will give musicians, songwriters and artist managers the opportunity to mind their mental wellbeing and be able to contact qualified counsellors and experts in different fields such as financial planning, legal and career matters enabling expert advice and helping to manage personal issues they might be facing," Reid says of the launch. "Working in collaboration with our partner organisations we can now provide a credible support structure for this sector. We look forward to extending this programme within the Irish music Industry and to enable this service to be available to the entire Irish Creative Community in due course."
For more information see mindingcreativeminds.ie