Today marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, ranging from From Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May. To support this hugely important annual event, our team here at Skiddle have produced a short campaign examining the connection between music, those who operate within the industry and our collective mental well-being.
Over the next seven days, we’ll be sharing exclusive insights from a host of well-known music players as well as those working hard behind the scenes to make gigs, festivals and clubbing events a reality, via our blog. Skiddle and our social media pages. . Each of the people involved will offer their own advice with a view to helping those who might find themselves struggling, while also discussing how music can be an essential tool in combating feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. .
Coinciding with the theme of this year’s awareness week, loneliness, our campaign will further offer tips and places to find further information or help lessen the impacts of feeling lonely. Unfortunately, one in four adults are said to feel lonely sometimes or all the time, and loneliness can put any individual at additional risk of suffering additional mental health complications.
Below you will find our open letter to launch our mini-campaign, explaining why we think it is crucial that we support one of the biggest awareness weeks in the UK, with the music industry and the musicians and creatives who make it. what it is. Keep reading to learn more.
Check out our What’s On guide for even more rowdy raves and sweaty gigs over the coming weeks and months. For festivals, lifestyle events and more, head over to our Things to Do page or get inspired by the event selections on our Inspire Me page.