Fund launched to offer therapeutic support to music industry workers

Music and You teams up with Lush, Zoella and I Am Whole to offer free therapy sessions for those working in the live music sector.

Jamie MacMillan
  • By Jamie MacMillan
  • 10 Jan 2022
  • min read

Music And You have announced a collaboration with beauty cosmetics company Lush, author and entrepreneur Zoe Sugg (Zoella) and mental health campaign #IAmWhole.

In a statement put out by Music And You, the mental health and wellness company say that 'no industry has been more adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.' They state that over a third of jobs in the live sector have been lost in the past 21 months, and that with over 73 percent of those working in the sector being self-employed 'many of those individuals didn’t have the infrastructure of a HR department to provide support as the world continues to work its way through this pandemic' after a period where gigs, festivals and other music events were all but cancelled for over 16 months and the ongoing restrictions caused by new variants have resulted in either making touring not viable, or attendance for sold-out shows not reaching above 50 percent due to no-shows in a lot of instances.

To apply, individuals need to complete the application form which can be found here, by no later than midnight on Thursday 20 January. Applicants will be notified by Saturday 22 January of a decision, and Music & You say that they 'hope to support as many people as we can with the funding provided.'

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