War Child announced mental health and the music industry event

The industry day will form part of War Child’s Safe & Sound Series and is set to feature panel discussions and artist interviews.

Confirmed speakers and partners include Rebecca Taylor (Self Esteem) (pictured), DIY, Music Managers Forum (MMF), The Association of Independent Music (AIM), Little Pink Boots, Skiddle and Help Musicians UK.

The event will take place at EartH, Hackney on Wednesday 4 September.

In addition to War Child’s previously announced live series Safe & Sound, featuring shows from Stefflon Don and Sundara Karma, the charity will host a full day of discussion around resilience, support and mental health in the music industry.

The event will present ‘in conversation’ sessions hosted by DIY, including Rebecca Taylor (Self Esteem) with more to be announced.

Panel discussions will be curated and moderated by event partners like MMF, AIM, Skiddle and Little Pink Boots.

War Child’s Safe & Sound series was launched to raise awareness of children affected by conflict.

Rich Clarke, head of music, War Child, says: ‘We are extremely excited to be working with some amazing partners to stimulate discussion around such an important topic for the industry and for the beneficiaries of War Child’s programs. We’ll be raising awareness of the importance of mental health for the young people that we work with through our Safe & Sound series this year, and to bring this conversation back to the industry that has supported us for 25 years is a big moment for us.’

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit skiddle.com.