Music can have a massive impact on your state of mind. For many people, it can help them to cope with stressful times and with mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

In these videos, hotly-tipped musicians from Gloucestershire – BETH, a vocalist in her own right and also part of vocal crew 5 Mics, and electronica duo BAAST; and vocalist EMZI, share their experience of mental health problems and how music helps them.


Teens in crisis Gloucestershire
Support and advice including online counselling for 9-21 year olds

NHS Gloucestershire – young people and mental health
Page on their website with information, links and signposting

Information, advice, and support for young people – including an online counsellor.

Young Minds
Contains a section with resources and advice for young people, also for parents.

National Self Harm Network

Useful advice, information, downloads, and a forum

Balcarras School Pastoral Support page
Further useful links and information

The Lily Jo Project
A website set up by musician Lily Jo, to support people who are struggling with their mental health.

BBC My Mind and Me
Website with videos, advice, links, guidance on mental health for young people. Plus video and audio from the Newsbeat programmes where young people talk about their mental health problems and how they cope.

Music and mental health videos from the BBC
Plus podcast: How mental health became a talking point in pop music

Charlie Waller Memorial Trust 
Guidance on dealing with depression, self-harm, asking for help, and more.

Our mental health programme for teenagers

There are some great organisations working in Gloucestershire and beyond to provide help, support and opportunities for young people.


A website run by the NHS in Gloucestershire that helps young people, and the people who care about them, find local and national services and information to support them through difficult times.



Perform at SoMAC festival, Gloucester Thurs 16 & Fri 17 August!

Want to be up on this stage in two weeks' time at SoMAC festival?   Call out for young musicians - get in touch ASAP‼️ 🔆✅🎵🔜 We're hosting the main stage at SoMAC again this year in King’s Square Gloucester. Thursday 16th - Friday 17th, 11am -...