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Tackling Performance Anxiety: YCAT’s Musicians’ Mental Health Month

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Tackling performance anxiety: The Strad and YCAT Musicians unite for Mental Health Month

In the coming month of April, the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) will focus on performance anxiety as the theme for its third Musicians’ Mental Health Month. The campaign, a collaboration with the Musicians’ Union (MU), the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), and Tonic Rider, aims to provide year-round mental health support for musicians.

Amongst the line-up of events is an online performance anxiety workshop by Tonic Rider, facilitated by Jade Hughes. Additionally, one-to-one coaching opportunities with Marion Friend, MBE will be available. The Musicians’ Union (MU) will also release free-to-access performance anxiety resources that provide guides from both clinical and coaching perspectives as part of their mission to promote ongoing mental health support for musicians.

“As a musician, educator and music psychologist myself, I understand all too well the impact that performance anxiety can have on careers and lives,” says YCAT project manager Kate Blackstone. “Recent graduates may find it difficult to know where to turn for help and advice, so I’m really proud that we at YCAT are partnering with industry experts to promote new resources that will provide ongoing support.”

The 2024 Musicians’ Mental Health Month will run until 30 April. For more information on the campaign and its events visit here.

By Samantha Jones

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