- 29 Oct 20
The organisation offers support to musicians and artists, as well as legal advice and career coaching.
Founded in June 2020 by Dave Reid, Minding Creative Minds is Ireland’s first 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music community.
The organisation offers support to musicians, artists, songwriters, managers, event production crew members, publicists, marketers, live music administrators and venue staff.
“The expansion of Minding Creative Minds will give all musicians and people involved in all areas of the Irish Music Sector the opportunity to mind their mental wellbeing,” says Reid. “They will 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.”
With funding from partners like First Fortnight, IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation), IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association), MCD Productions, RAAP (Recorded Artists, Actors & Performers), Universal Music Ireland and the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland), Minding Creative Minds’ counselling services include: a 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line; Short-term intervention counselling of up to six Sessions; Telephone Counselling; Secure Video Counselling; and an extensive web portal and app enabling live chat function with a counsellor.
Minding Creative Minds also emphasises support for the whole individual, and as such, the programme offers access to a number of additional services structured to help users with various issues they may face such as: advice on practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress; legal Assistance for a range of issues; financial assistance and consumer advice; career guidance and life coaching; support for non-Irish nationals and their families; and mediation for conflict resolution.
• Telephone: 1800 814 244 Calling from NI - 0800 0903677
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