talks & debates
talks & debates

Mental Health and the Music Industry

Part of Grace Jones' Meltdown

The music industry has seen a number of devastating losses of life in recent years, and ever-increasing numbers of musicians are speaking out in the media and in their songs about struggles with mental health.

Musicians Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses) and Stefan Olsdal (Placebo), musician and poet Dizraeli, and Christine Brown, Director of External Affairs at leading music charity Help Musicians UK, discuss the current state of mental health in the music industry. The conversation is moderated by clinical psychologist Dr Jay Watts.

This special event replaces the cancelled Frightened Rabbit performance in Queen Elizabeth Hall on 19 June.

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


Free, but ticketed

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Age recommendation
For ages 14+.

Event information
This will be a frank conversation that may touch on difficult topics. If any audience members are affected by the content of the talk, volunteers from the charity Samaritans will available for support during and after the event.

Access information
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