Tonic Rider is a new programme from the registered charity Tonic Music for Mental Health with the aim of promoting good mental health in the music industry.
Music Performance Anxiety – two and a half hour workshop teaching participants to identify and manage the effects of anxieties related to performance.
Peer Support Group – weekly 90-minute groups across six weeks supporting participants to share their experiences with other music industry professionals (funded by Help Musicians).
Suicide Intervention – three and a half hour course training participants in the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in professional or personal settings.
Wellbeing Group – weekly 90-minute group across six weeks supporting participants with goal-based planning around nutrition, sleep and physical health.
Each course, group and workshop is facilitated by a qualified mental health professional with experience working in music, using a non-clinical approach to equip music industry professionals with the skills to support themselves and others.
Peer Support Group Outline
The peer support group is a six-week programme consisting of 12 music industry professionals (including night industries professionals) meeting virtually (via Zoom), once a week at a set date and time (Mondays 12:00pm-1:30pm), with each session facilitated by Adam Ficek (musician and psychotherapist). These sessions offer music industry professionals a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable bringing their own set of challenges and experiences to be explored within the group.