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Tonic Futures Launch

Tonic Music are delighted to announce the launch of the new Tonic Futures programme.




Tonic Futures is an innovative new programme providing free mental health training and support tailored for young people (aged 18 to 25 years old), beginning their careers in the music industry. The aim of the programme is to create a culture of good mental health for the next generation in music.


The programme has been designed by Tonic Music and will be funded from The Christopher Meredith Foundation to provide the Tonic Futures programme for three established youth projects, which run initiatives preparing young people for careers in music professions.


Many young people engage in such projects to follow their dreams of pursuing a career in music, many of whom come from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The Tonic Futures programme is tailored around the unique pressures that young people face when starting a career in music - with the ultimate goal creating a culture of awareness, understanding and support for the next generation of artists, crew and industry professionals. This training and support will equip the young people with the skills they need to sustain good mental health throughout their career.


A crucial part of Tonic Futures is training the youth workers in the community to create a self-sustaining legacy of CPD-accredited youth workers across the UK - creating a ripple effect of good mental health for future generations of young people entering the music industry.


 

Tonic Futures - The Programme

Each year, Tonic Futures will partner with three established youth projects to deliver a 12 month online programme including:

  • A package of mental health support for 63 young people (21 at each project)

  • 1 to 1 counselling and support sessions for the young people

  • Peer Support Groups throughout the year for the young people to attend with other young people across the three projects.

  • Bespoke workshops designed specifically to educate young people in managing good mental health in the music industry.

  • CPD-accredited training delivered to the youth workers at each project

  • Supply of bespoke physical resources for each location.

  • Access to a bespoke Tonic Futures App featuring resources and guides


 

Tonic Futures - How To Apply

If your youth project could benefit from receiving fully-funded support from Tonic Futures please complete the form (link below) to begin the application process.



Applications for the Christopher Meredith Foundation funded support will close at 9.00pm on Sunday 21st April 2024.


Following this, applicants may be asked to attend an interview on the w/c 22nd April 2024 before being selected to receive fully-funded access to the Tonic Futures programme. 


The Tonic Futures programme will officially start in May 2024 with the young people completing a registration form and attending a consultation appointment. These steps are part of a triage process, in which the Tonic team can identify any additional needs (requiring employment of reasonable adjustments) and unmet needs (requiring signposting or referral to other services). Each consultation appointment also serves as the first 1-to-1 support session for the young person, offering an opportunity to talk about their mental health and wellbeing.


Youth Projects not selected to receive fully-funded access to Tonic Futures, may still have the opportunity to utilise any element of the programme on a self-funded basis.


Tonic Futures will run parallel with the Tonic Rider (music industry) and Never Mind The Stigma (music fans) programmes of mental health training and support.




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