Room Four
15:30 - 16:30
Hosted by: Music Industry Therapist Collective (UK)

Diversity is a hot topic in the music business currently but what is less frequently discussed is the implications for mental health and mental illness. Join research psychologist and musician Natasha Hendry; psychotherapist and diversity specialist Sital Panesar; clinical psychologist Marie A. Beau; and tour manager and diversity consultant Lotje Horvers to explore rates of mental ill health, symptom presentations, and disparities in healthcare provision for differing demographic groups.

We’ll consider risk factors such as intergenerational trauma and the precipitating factors in the music business that can contribute to mental health decline. We’ll finish with some tried-and-tested strategies for promoting psychological safety in the workplace for people of colour, women, and those who identify as LGBTIQ+.

MITC is a global collective of psychotherapists, psychologists, and medical doctors who serve the music community as healthcare providers. MITC are uniquely positioned to deliver specialist workshops, seminars, and therapy having worked in the music business in various roles prior to retraining. Their landmark book, Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual provides expert advice for all those affected by the psychological, social and physical difficulties that can occur on the road, or as a result of touring. Touring & Mental Health: The Music Industry Manual is sponsored by Live Nation and will be published by Omnibus Press in March 2023.


Tamsin Embleton
Music Industry Therapist Collective (UK)
Sital Panesar
MusicaTherapy (UK)
Natasha Hendry
Psychologist (UK)
Marie A Beau
Counselling psychologist (UK)
Lotje Horvers
Tour Manager & Diversity Consultant (NL)