The UK’s Music Managers Forum (MMF) has release an updated version of its guide to mental health for managers and artists.

Unveiled yesterday as part of the online The Great Escape conference, it’s an update of a report originally published in 2017.

The new guide was co-written by one of the industry’s key experts on mental health and music, Sam Parker, and focuses on topics including managing stress, anxiety and depression, as well as alcoholism, drug dependency and setting healthy boundaries.

“Managers and artists often experience extreme stress, with a myriad of highs and lows, which has only recently been properly recognised and which the pandemic has exacerbated and placed immense focus on,” said MMF chair Paul Craig. “The more we talk openly and candidly about these pressures, the better the safeguarding and guidance everyone will be able to provide in the coming years.”

You can read the full guide here.

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