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It’s MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID Monday 24th April on The BACK LOUNGE this week ????Whether you’ve done the course, heard of it or have no idea what we’re talking about, our zoom discussion this week is about tooling up & being informed with how to best support colleagues, friends, family, anyone in your world who may be struggling. Whether you’re that person who people lean on when times are tough, or you’d like to know how you can help, this is for you. The music industry & events lifestyle can take its’ toll & our aim is every team should have a mental health first aider ❤️ Paul Jones chief in charge UK live event freelancers forum & passionate MHFA advocate & fundraiser will be talking about why it’s essential & we have training providers from UK, USA & Canada in attendance to answer Qs -Thank you Music Support, Tonic, Back Up Tech, Behind the Scenes (US) & Purple Voodoo (Canada). Please come, you need these skills Monday 24th April 6pm London BST

Next week it’s ‘FEAST OR FAMINE’ on The BACK LOUNGE. Have you been lucky enough to have some work? How was it? Is it great to be back but it also feels more exhausting and more stressful somehow than before…have we lost our mojos and gone soft?! If you relate, then no – it’s not just you. Our esteemed guests this week are Jeordie Shenton & Adam Ficek at Tonic Rider www.tonicmusic/tonic-rider ?All welcome. DM to join ? Wed 18th August 6pm BST

How can we make it stick and is there a dark side to all this we need to be mindful of? We’re joined this week by special guests Malle Kaas and Erin Lynch from WILM (Women in Live Music) – they’ll be sharing their experience of life on the road. Join us, this is an important one. Wednesday 7th July 6pm BST

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Thank you TPI

Thank you TPI for announcing the free workshops for the touring industry coming soon via The BACK LOUNGE. First one next week Monday 21st June 6pm BST London.
These are for anyone with a connection to touring – musicians, crew, agents, management etc. All welcome. We’re looking at how to deal with those heated moments, creating boundaries and how to get better sleep and cope with jet lag. Eventbrite links in the article.

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