What we do
Amplify, collaborate, educate, invest, signpost.
There are amazing charities, organisations and experts who currently deliver health services in the music industry and there are many music companies who have dedicated time, energy and money to developing their own well-being programmes. The Point One Project is a champion and advocate for these existing initiatives, capitalising on existing expertise to extend their reach and strengthen their impact.
Through innovative collaborations with entrepreneurs, businesses, and partners, we can take the Point One Project’s funding, resources and initiatives directly to those who may be in need of support. Whether it’s a partnership with an app, a membership body, or another part of the music ecosystem, we know we can have greater impact and reach by working collectively to safeguard the health of the sector and drive positive change.
Mental health is not and cannot be considered a conversation for grown-ups only. We need to normalise conversations about mental health in the music business and, for the Point One Project, this means engaging with the next generation of talent in our sector. We will work with education providers to ensure young people are better equipped to manage a career in music and to know who to turn to for support at a difficult time.
Through the Point One Project Fund, we provide financial support as well as strategic support through our knowledge, insight and experience to existing mental health initiatives to ensure that help continues to reach those in need in all corners of the UK. We act as an incubator for start-up and early-stage health programmes – a catalyst tool for the development of unique projects to further support the music sector.
The Point One Project website will continue to build, curate and bring together a wealth of information on existing resources to help keep individuals informed and others from reaching crisis point. Point One Project will offer a full suite of signposting for people at each stage of their mental health journey – from good to average, poor and clinical. From helplines and online tools to events and support groups, we aim to centralise the most useful numbers, names and websites in a single mental health directory, so individuals know where to turn to. If in need, search for Point One Project.
We’ve been building the Point One Project over the last three years and there is a lot we know it can achieve. As a starting point, we commit to delivering the following initiatives in phase one:
Invest in existing mental health charities and organisational initiatives
We will invest in existing charities currently operating within the UK music sector as well as organisational initiatives in the field of mental health to support their ongoing efforts and drive forward new initiatives and meaningful and measurable change.
Invest in enhanced support for music managers
Working with the Music Managers Forum, we will invest in mental health practitioners to support music managers in the UK. This will be accompanied by signposts to vital services and support groups, which the Point One Project will also help to invest in.
Invest in enhanced support for the live music community
Working with LIVE, we will invest in meaningful programme and tools aimed at improving the mental health of tour personnel whilst on the road.
Invest in creating a framework for improved health amongst artists and music creators
Working with both the major and independent music sectors, we will seek to deliver a coordinated approach to supporting artists and music creators in the UK at all stages of their career.
Invest seed funding to new mental health businesses
Through the Point One Project, we will invest and act as an incubator to act as an incubator for start-ups with pioneering ideas and programmes, to grow the scale and scope of mental health services in music.