Health & Wellbeing

We take the wellbeing of our students extremely seriously. Individuals in the creative industries put their emotions and vulnerability up for judgement; we understand the impact and anxiety this can have on confidence. We help and support our students, not just in their study and career, but also personal life, to develop the tools to cope and channel these pressures.

Whether you are on or off stage, your physical health can be affected, so we offer guidance specific to hazards you may come across while working in the industry, such as taking care of your hearing and voice, to repetitive strain and health and safety at music events.

Unfortunately, we are not trained professionals in physical or mental health and can only help to a certain extent, but we will always be willing to lend an ear or signpost to those who can offer specialist guidance.

Students With Disabilities

We are committed to providing all our students with the ability to access education and all that it has to offer. It is an exciting journey and our aim is to ensure that your learning experience is rewarding and enjoyable.

In-centre support

  • Academic tutorials
  • Disability and learning support
  • An open-door policy with parents and students
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Signposting
  • Career guidance

Useful Links

Music Week –

Music Business Worldwide –

Complete Music Update –

Record of the Day –

IQ –

Festival Insights –

Musically –

The Creative Industries –

PRS Music – Music Licensing –

PPL – Music Licensing –

Help Musicians UK –

The Association of Professional Recording Services –

British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors –

Women in Music –

British Recorded Music Industry/British Phonographic Industry (BPI) –

Association of Independent Music (AIM) –

Scottish Music Industry Association –

Music Industries Association –

Music Producers Guild –

Musicians Union –

UK Music –

Drake Music – National Organisation Working in Music, Disability and Technology –

Drake Music Scotland –

Sound City – Liverpool –

Brighton Music Conference – Brighton –

Wide Days – Edinburgh –

EPO North – Inverness –

International Live Music Conference (ILMC) – London –

Off the Record – Manchester –

The Unsigned Guide- UK Music Industry Contacts Directory –

Ditto Music- List of Festival Opportunities –

The Big Music Project – Careers Advice, Opportunities and Entry Level Jobs –

Media Match – News, Jobs and Freelance Opportunities –

The Dots- Jobs in the Creative Industries –

DK Management – Advice for bands and artists –

British Dyslexia Association –

Dyspraxia Foundation –

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS) –

The National Autistic Society –

Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties –

Dyscalculia Information Centre –

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine –

Musicians Health Collective –

Tinnitus –

Repetitive Strain Injury –

Health and Safety Executive –

Sound Advice – Noise at Work in Music and Entertainment –

Free Risk Assessments for Freelance or Small Enterprises –

Mind – For Better Mental Health –

Mental Health Foundation –

Scottish Association for Mental Health –

UK’s Eating Disorder Charity –

Talk to Frank –

Alcohol Concern –

Samaritans 24-hour helpline: 116 123 (freephone)

Emotional support for anyone feeling down, experiencing distress or struggling to cope.


NSPCC helpline (adults): 0800 800 5000

NSPCC helpline (children and young people): 0800 1111


Childline 0800 1111

Free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.


The Mix 0808 808 4994

Essential support for under 25’s. Email and instant messaging also available via their website.


Family Lives (formerly Parentline Plus) 0808 800 2222

Support to anyone parenting a child.


Young Minds 020 7089 5050 (general enquiries)

0808 802 5544 (parents helpline, for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person)

National charity committed to improving the mental health of all babies, children and young people. Provides information for both parents and young people


LGBT+ Foundation 0300 330 063

LGBT+ helpline ran by volunteers who self-define as LGBT+