The RSM and BAPAM Present: Mental Practice Skills: A Performance Psychologist Approach with Lucy Heyman
The Royal Society of Musicians and BAPAM are working together to present a series of health education workshops for musicians. This exciting series of workshops brings together bring specialist practitioners who are experts in the field of performing arts medicine and offers an opportunity for musicians to understand more about the range of health problems they might experience, how to prevent them and how to get help if it is needed.
Lucy is CEO and Founder of Elevate, an organisation that gives music creators the tools they need to stay physically, mentally and vocally fit in the music industry, and is also a vocal coach and researcher.
She is a vocal coach, doctoral researcher and RCM award holder, focusing on supporting and enhancing high-level performance in popular music vocalists. She holds a BA in Music from the University of Bristol, an MSc in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music and draws upon 15 years of music industry experience to provide a realworld context for her research.
Lucinda also works with organisations including Universal Music, Help Musicians UK, BBC Introducing, The Musician’s Union and BAPAM, delivering talks and workshops on topics such as vocal health, performance psychology and health and wellbeing promotion in musicians.
She is a visiting lecturer in health and wellbeing for popular musicians at Birmingham City University, she consults to the Associated Board of the Royals Schools of Music on popular music vocal matters and has recently been assisting Help Musicians UK with their creation of resources for ‘healthy touring’ in popular musicians.
Lucinda is an RCM Award Holder, and is generously supported by the Royal College of Music for her studies.
The Royal Society of Musicians
RSM provides vital support to those whose lives have been affected by accident, illness, stress and anxiety. We work with UK-based musicians and their families throughout their careers and into retirement, giving help towards short-term needs as well providing support on a more long-term basis when required. RSM can help towards funding physical and emotional therapies, referrals to specialised practitioners and associated treatments, and potentially the provision of home adaptations or living expenses.
For more information, please visit rsmgb.org or to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7629 6137.
British Association for Performing Arts Medicine
Established 30 years ago, BAPAM is the largest provider of Performing Arts Medicine in the UK with coverage across the four nations and a growing Directory of over 200 approved clinicians, registered with BAPAM. We provide free clinical assessments for performers with health problems effecting their performing arts practice. In 2019, we provided occupational health support to over 2500 enquiries from performing artists, including 1200 clinical assessment appointments. Our support is focused on specialist clinical assessment to determine the correct diagnosis and best care pathway for a performer, providing clinical advice and referring onwards to experts in the field where necessary. In some cases we also able to provide ongoing mental health support. Regulated by the Care Quality Commission, we operate under robust clinical governance and quality assurance frameworks with leadership from our Board and Medical Committee. Performers generally access care via our Helpline, and our (non-clinical) Helpline operators advise on care options and arrange appointments according to approved protocols. We also run a health education programme with free sessions available online and bespoke sessions which can be booked for individual organisations.
You can contact us at www.bapam.org.uk; email@example.com and 0207 404 8444.
Research looking at health issues within the performing arts workforce consistently finds that 70-75% of our population report both mental and physical health problems, which is much higher than the national average. We are lucky to be working with a number of health and wellbeing experts who can offer training to performers across the UK, with the aim of reducing the levels of poor health and supporting performers to have a sustainable career. Working with our partners in Equity, The Royal Sociery of Musicians, Musicians’ Union, Help Musicians UK and Performing Arts Education Providers. We are expanding our national training programme supporting healthy performance in the UK.