Tonic Rider is a programme launched in 2021 by the registered charity Tonic Music for Mental Health – promoting good mental health in the music industry.
The programme is FREE to ALL music professionals and consists of the following taught workshops, support groups and training courses delivered online (via Zoom):
Acceptance Commitment Therapy – two-hour workshop teaching music professionals to reduce unwanted thoughts using mindfulness practice and values to direct change.
Emotional Resilience – two-hour workshop teaching music professionals to regulate emotions in everyday life and practical ways of coping even in the most difficult of times.
Mental Health Awareness in the Music Industry – six-hour CPD accredited course training music professionals about the unique mental health issues present in the music industry.
Mental Health First Aid – two-day course training music professionals how to identify and help someone who may be experiencing poor mental health.
Music Performance Anxiety – two-hour workshop teaching music professionals to understand and manage the effects of music performance anxiety.
Peer Support Group – weekly 90-minute group across six weeks supporting music professionals in a safe space to share their experiences with fellow music professionals.
Suicide Intervention – five-hour course training music professionals to identify and act appropriately in a situation where someone is having thoughts of suicide.
Wellbeing Group – weekly 90-minute group across six weeks supporting music professionals with practical skills to improve mental and physical health.
Each workshop, group and course are facilitated by qualified mental health practitioners (all with music backgrounds), using a non-clinical approach for music professionals to support themselves and others working in the music industry.
If you would like to participate in part or all of the programme, please complete a registration form by clicking ‘Fill Out Form below.
Alongside the programme, Tonic Rider also provides free mental health resources on the webpage: tonicmusic.co.uk/tonic-rider – including blogs, guides and videos.
To stay updated about Tonic Rider, please follow the @tonicrideruk pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.