After his brother took his own life, music executive Jack Williamson started to question his purpose and his drive. Artist management was taking its toll on his mental health, and he realised there was a need in the music industry to provide early onset mental health support. Since then, Music and You, which Jack founded in 2017, has worked to provide support for both artists and industry workers, and latterly partnering with Lewis Capaldi to provide safe spaces and a buddy system at Lewis’s concerts for those struggling with their mental health.
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‘Power Break’ breathwork practice
Mindfulness and breathwork expert Melike Hussein has created a 1 Minute Grounding Breathwork exercise that you can use when you feel stressed, experience anxiety or just find it difficult to switch off your busy mind. Consider it a ‘Power Break’, says Melike, who is a qualified nurse who credits the science-backed therapeutic benefits […]
Why age matters for inclusion
When we talk about diversity in the workplace, why is nobody talking about ageism, asks inclusion expert Henry Rose Lee. She says that workplaces are missing an opportunity to benefit if they aren’t working towards including older and younger people. “Encourage multi-generational teams,” she suggests. “Force the issue with shadow boards, innovation hubs, […]
What is women’s health?
Award-winning mental health consultant Amy McKeown wants us to understand women’s health and mental health better – and it’s not just about the menopause. “Women are more likely to suffer from chronic conditions than men, and women suffer from higher rates of depression and anxiety,” she says. “And in some conditions such as […]
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