Anxiety can be a very unsettling experience. Feelings of anxiousness, relentless worry or fear can also be accompanied by other symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, restlessness.
If you are experiencing anxiety it may be hard to think about anything else other than what is causing the current anxiety, or if your worrying about what may happen in the future you may find yourself not actually living in the present moment, both of which can make navigating daily life difficult.
Below we have split our 'Help with Managing Anxiety' zine into screens for more information on anxiety and techniques that can help you to deal with it. A full PDF version of the zine is available for download at the end of this blog.
By acknowledging and normalising anxiety, we can create a safe space for individuals to seek help and support. The more we have open discussions and provide resources that address mental health in the music industry, the closer we will get to breaking the stigma and prioritising the wellbeing of those within the industry.
Download the full zine below (PDF format).
You can also find lots of helpful videos on our YouTube channel dealing with anxiety.
If you are experiencing anxiety and work in the music industry, you may like to attend one of our FREE online Peer Support Groups. Anxiety is often discussed within these groups, which are facilitated by psychotherapists/counsellors with a background working in the music industry. Alongside this, if you would like to learn new skills to support a colleague who is experiencing anxiety, you may like to attend some of our training courses: Mental Health First Aid / Suicide First Aid Lite / Mental Health Awareness in the Music Industry. All of which, address the topic of anxiety.
For more information, please visit our Tonic Rider webpage.