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UK Music Minds Matter Launches Music Mental Health Helpline
Music industry professionals in the U.K. now have a dedicated helpline for those struggling with their mental health.
The hotline, which is the brainchild of Help Musicians UK's Music Minds Matter campaign, will offer support to artists and management, tour crew and record label personnel who are in need of mental health support.
For musicians such as Nothing But Thieves guitarist Joe Langridge-Brown, the service will be much needed to combat the invisible nature of mental illness.
"If I'm being totally honest, at one point it looked like it was going to break up the band because we weren't coping mentally with what was going on around us," Langridge-Brown told BBC. "It's an invisible problem to a lot of people, so the more people can raise awareness and tell people it's OK to talk about it, the better really."
Music industry professionals needing help in the U.K. can call 0808 802 8008 free of charge, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.