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TRAINING COURSES

SUICIDE FIRST AID ACCREDITED

FOUR-HOUR COURSE

A course training participants in the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills‭.‬

MHFA ENGLAND ACCREDITED

4 x HALF-DAY SESSIONS

A course training participants how to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health issue.

2024 Dates

Starting: 22nd April.

2024 Dates
Coming Soon.

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About

About Tonic Rider

Many people working in the music industry experience mental health issues. They can be brought on by the highs and the lows, the touring, the late nights, and the lifestyle. The industry can be volatile and competitive, with no financial security. This leaves music industry professionals vulnerable to developing mental health issues.

Tonic Rider addresses this by providing music industry-specific mental health support.

Funding and Costs

Our aim is to provide the Tonic Rider programme FREE to musicians, crew and everyone else involved in the music industry. However this is not always possible for attendance on the Mental Health First Aid and Suicide First Aid Lite, although our TONIC BURSARY can be used to obtain heavily discounted rates for those who qualify. The TONIC BURSARY is made possible by our wonderful fundraisers around the country and grant applications.

Our Supporters

Our courses, groups and workshops are led by facilitators with experience in mental health and music, each using a non-clinical approach to equip music industry professionals with the skills to support themselves, their colleagues and the wider music community.

Initial registration and an online consultation appointment is required before you can participate on any of our courses, groups or workshops. If you require support to complete this form, please email tonicrider@tonicmusic.co.uk


After completing the registration form, you will be invited to an online consultation appointment via email.
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Bespoke training and support for music industry professionals

Tonic Rider

View our range of zines with helpful techniques and exercises.

View the studies that Tonic Rider are involved in around mental health in the music industry.

TAUGHT WORKSHOPS

2‭ ‬HR 30‭ ‬MIN WORKSHOP

A workshop teaching participants the principles of Acceptance Commitment Therapy‭, ‬including perspectives on how we perceive and‭ ‬respond to our internal world‭.‬

2‭ ‬HR 30‭ ‬MIN WORKSHOP

A workshop teaching participants practical ways to build and develop emotional resilience‭, ‬including techniques to develop greater emotional awareness‭.‬

2‭ ‬HR 30‭ ‬MIN WORKSHOP

A workshop teaching participants how to identify and manage the effects of anxieties related to performing live at a show‭, ‬rehearsal or audition‭.‬

1‭ ‬HR 30‭ ‬MIN WORKSHOP

A series of individual workshops teaching participants about a range of topics‭, ‬including‭: ‬food and mood‭, ‬sleep‭, ‬and preparation‭ ‬for going on tour‭.‬

3‭ ‬HR WORKSHOP

A workshop teaching participants about common mental health difficulties‭, ‬with guidance on how to support someone who may be struggling‭.‬

3‭ ‬HR WORKSHOP

A workshop teaching participants about substance use‭, ‬harm reduction and the pressures contributing to substance-related problems in the music industry‭.‬

SUPPORT GROUPS

FUNDED BY HELP MUSICIANS

SIX-WEEK GROUP

A weekly 90-minute group across six weeks providing a supportive space for participants to share their experiences with other music industry professionals‭.‬

FUNDED BY HELP MUSICIANS

WEEKLY GROUP

A weekly 90-minute group, throughout the year‭, ‬providing a supportive space for participants to share their experiences with other music industry professionals‭.‬

2023/24 Start Dates

7th September (YCAT Exclusive)
6th November (Complete)
8th January (Complete)

26th February (Open - Book Now)

27th February (Women in Music - Book Now)

29th February (MVT Exclusive - Book Now)

2023/24 Start Dates

19th July 23 (Complete)

6th September 23 (Complete)

25th October 23 (Complete)
3rd January 24 (Ongoing)
28th February 24 (Book Now)
17th April 24 (Book Now)

ONE-TO-ONE SESSIONS

6 x 50 MIN SESSIONS

One-to-one sessions provided by a qualified MBACP-registered humanistic counsellor with extensive experience working in secondary mental health services supporting a range of complex mental health issues.

ONE-OFF 2 HR SESSION

One-to-one sessions provided by a psychodynamic therapist-in-training with extensive experience working in mental health and the music industry, offering bespoke emotional support for music industry professionals.

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Would you like a speaker for your event, or a media comment relating to mental health? One of our team of experts can help.

Tonic Rider lets us know that we all struggle at some point however robust we may feel.

Adam Ficek

Musician / Psychotherapist / Babyshambles

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Your kind donations help us to keep doing the essential work we do.

Testimonials

Dom Elton

Mayfield Records

Working within an industry that has been so adversely affected by the events of the last two years, these sessions have provided both comfort and guidance

Suzi Green

Tour Manager

I participated in one of the Peer Support Groups and the community and camaraderie was amazing, as was Adam Ficek’s facilitation.

Damian Morgan

Mango MGMT

Being amongst a group of peers from all walks of the entertainment world, who were all so open and honest, was incredible. 

Kirsty MacLeod

Music Researcher

I completed a Mental Health First Aider course through Tonic Rider‭‭, ‬they helped me better understand my own mental health‭, ‬whilst providing me with a support network of like minded‭ ‬people‭.‬

Tonic can provide aspects of any of our workshops in a single workshop or in multiple workshops across a period of time, these can be tailored to fit the requirements of your organisation‭. 

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Tonic can supply a tailored programme of courses, groups or workshops to fit the requirements of any size of organisation. Contact us to find out how we can fulfil your requirements.

Email teamtonic@tonicmusic.co.uk

Posters

Download our Tonic Rider posters for your venue.

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