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


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.



Gloucestershire Primary Music CPD Day

Primary Music CPD Day for teachers in Gloucestershire Friday 15th June 2018, 9.00-3.00pm Heron Primary School, Gloucester, GL4 4BN * Share ideas and problems with colleagues * get tips about percussion for the terrified * find out how Charanga Musical School can make...