Minding Creative Minds offers a 24 hour helpline for emotional and well-being support for the entire Irish creative sector including a live phone and video counselling service as well as financial, legal and career advice. Check out mindingcreativeminds.ie
Over the 17 months since its launch in 2020, Minding Creative Minds has facilitated in the region of 1,000 hours of support across three areas; 1. In the moment support, 2. service sessions advice (legal, financial, career etc.) and 3. support counselling sessions. This number is quite significant, but we want and can help more.
Initially, Minding Creative Minds services were open to the music sector only; including artists, artist managers, support staff and live music events staff. However, as a direct result of additional funding within six months the organization's services were opened up to the entire creative sector; almost one year ahead of schedule. Minding Creative Minds' counselling services (in association with Spectrum Life) include: a 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line; Short-term intervention, telephone Counselling, secure video counselling and comprehensive web portal and app enabling live chat function with a counsellor.
Providing these services is only possible with the help of funding partners:
The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, First Fortnight, IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation), IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association), MCD Productions, Universal Music Ireland, EPIC Working Group, The Ireland Funds, BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland), RAAP (Recorded Artists, Actors & Performers) & KPMG.
Further information on all services, activities and events created and organized by Minding Creative Minds can be accessed by logging onto mindingcreativeminds.ie