Tonic Music for Mental Health runs two programmes:
The Recovery Through Music programme provides safe and supportive environments for people to come together, learn new skills, get creative, and make new friends. The programme comprises Creative Workshops, the Tonic Ska Choir and the Tonic Punk Choir.
Visit our Recovery Through Music page to find out more and get involved.
The Tonic Rider programme promotes good mental health in the music industry. The free support for music industry professionals includes:
Peer Support Group
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Suicide Intervention training
Mental Health Guides
Tonic stands at festivals and events
Various other groups, workshops and courses
Visit our Tonic Rider page to find out more and get involved.
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Festivals & Events
Bands, Musicians, Radio, DJs & Photographers
Studios & Record Stores
Never Mind the Stigma
The Never Mind the Stigma campaign provides pop-up Tonic stands at gigs, festivals and events. We provide information, promote our cause, and raise funds to keep Tonic services free for those in need. The presence of our stands at events helps to increase awareness, encourage discussion and reduce stigma.
To request a stand at your event, please contact: email@example.com
What is the difference between a Tonic Rider stand and a Never Mind the Stigma stand?
Tonic Rider stands provide in-person mental health support, whereas Never Mind the Stigma stands do not. Otherwise, they are the same.
For a Tonic stand to be classified as a Tonic Rider stand, it must have at least one member of Team Tonic in attendance who has been trained in Mental Health First Aid.
Tonic needs ongoing support to keep our services free for those in need.
Please support us in any way you can:
Make a donation
Hold a fundraiser
Buy our merchandise
Promote our cause on social media
Buy a Portsmouth Lottery ticket - we receive 50p for each ticket sold when you sign up to support Tonic
Donate to us every time you buy something on Amazon by using Amazon Smile - at no cost to you
Give your time and get involved!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Tonic provides volunteering opportunities at festivals and events.
There are not currently any opportunities to volunteer at Tonic.
This page will be updated as they become available.
Support & Sponsorship
You can ask Tonic to provide your staff with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training through the Tonic Rider programme – transform your venue into a safe environment for people with mental health difficulties.
You could also help us to raise funds by adorning your bar with some Tonic collection boxes.
You can support Tonic by holding a fundraiser in our name and inviting us to provide a Tonic stand at your event.
Perhaps you would like one of our choirs to perform as a support act?
Functions & Events
If you would like the Tonic Ska Choir or Tonic Punk Choir to perform at your event, or a Tonic stand, please contact us.
You could also position some Tonic collection boxes at the bar or donate us a share of the ticket revenue.
Foundations & Trusts
Are we a good fit for your funding programme? Do you share our vision and values?
Join us on our mission to raise mental health awareness, challenge stigma and promote mental wellbeing through music and the arts.
Please get in touch if you would like to support us.
Would your company like to hold a fundraiser for Tonic, promote mental health awareness, and destigmatise discussions about mental health?
Would you like to sponsor a programme of our work?
Please contact us with your ideas.
We can provide our creative workshops and other services by request, including at external venues.
Tonic services complement the traditional support provided by public sector mental health services.
We already have strong relationships with local providers, and we participate in social prescribing, often providing support for service users with a creative background. We work in partnership with the NHS, CMHTs and occupational therapists.
Press & Media
Are you a member of the media interested in what we do, a reporter who would like to attend an event with us, or a journalist looking for something interesting to write about?