- 27 Sep 19
We invited a chorus of artists, writers, musicians, broadcasters, sports stars and more to contribute to Now We’re Talking, a mental health campaign, run in partnership with Lyons Tea and Pieta House.
When we started Le Boom, we didn’t give much thought to our mental health, or even talk about it. We were almost militant with ourselves. We were like, ‘This has to happen’, and ‘If we’re not progressing all the time, then this isn’t going to work’. We put so much added pressure on ourselves, and that’s what will wreck your head.
Like a lot of people, we’ve become so much more aware of looking after our mental health. We were on the beach the other day, and we were meditating with the Headspace app. It’s become a really big thing for us. We were also over in England playing the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and we decided that we wouldn’t drink – because if we eventually get to the stage where we’re on a big 20-night tour with no breaks, we want to be able to sustain that, without coming home in absolute bits.
Even when things are going good it can be tough on the road, and you don’t want to make it tougher – you’ll run yourself into the ground. If your head is fucked, it could be the difference between being able to play a show or not play a show. By removing all the added pressure we placed on ourselves, and by talking to each other, things have become so much easier and better.
Now We're Talking 2019
A partnership between Lyons Tea, Pieta House & Hot Press.
Let’s break the stigma and take the dialogue about mental health issues onto a new level
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