Minding Creative Minds offers a 24-hour helpline for emotional and well-being support for all of Ireland’s creative sector, including live telephone and video counseling as well as financial advice, legal and professional. Visit mindingcreativeminds.ie
In the 17 months since its launch in 2020, Minding Creative Minds has facilitated approximately 1,000 hours of support in three areas; 1. Instant support, 2. advisory service sessions (legal, financial, career, etc.) and 3. support advisory sessions. This number is quite large, but we want and can help more.
Initially, Minding Creative Minds’ services were open only to the music industry; including artists, artist managers, support staff and live music event staff. However, as a direct result of additional funding within six months, the organization’s services were opened up to the entire creative sector; nearly a year ahead of schedule. Minding Creative Minds (in association with Spectrum Life) consulting services include: a dedicated 24/7 phone line; Short-term intervention, telephone counselling, secure video counseling and a comprehensive web portal and app enabling live chat function with a counsellor.
The provision of these services is only possible with the help of financial partners:
Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports 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 on to mindingcreativeminds.ie