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.

Teacher? Work with young people? This page has been produced as part of our Music Minds programme for teenagers which includes a programme for schools plus one-to-one music mentoring.


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.



G15 – Youth Voice

If you think you might want to get involved just fill out this form: CLICK HERE Deadline: December 4th 2020.  In 2021 we’re opening Gloucestershire’s first fully inclusive music studio and venue for young people, and we need your help. We’re looking for young people...

Our response to the coronavirus situation (20 March 2020)

Our response to the coronavirus situation (20 March 2020)

We’ve always done whatever we can to help young people across Gloucestershire fulfil their potential by making the music they want to make. Until now, most of that has been done in-person.   In response to the outbreak...

Case study: Foundation House

Case study: Foundation House

For four years now, we've been working with young disabled musicians at Foundation House, one of the supported living units of National Star College, the county’s flagship support centre that enables young disabled people in all aspects of living and learning. In the...