Music Support, a peer-led music industry charity is partnering with the only NHS approved mental health app called Thrive offering free downloads for 1,000 people via their website.

This is recognition of the impact COVID-19 crisis will be having on vulnerable music industry peers as they find themselves out of work and/or isolated.

Thrive is a clinically effective app which offers 24/7 support for mental health and wellbeing. Thrive helps with the early detection, prevention and management of common disorders such as anxiety and depression. It will assist with building resilience so users feel empowered to improve their mental health.

The app uses evidence-based therapies like CBT, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, breathing exercises and distraction games and looks to tackle common stressors like sleep, bereavement work issues. The app uses official GAD7 and PHQ9 questionnaires to screen for anxiety and depression uses the results to prescribe appropriate help.

Eric Mtungwazi, Managing Director of Music Support, says: … “The current crisis has placed enormous pressure on peers, particularly those who are living with or are more susceptible to mental ill-health and/or addiction issues. Our partnership with Thrive is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate the potential for technology to be a force for good in relation to our wellbeing and mental health.”

The first 1,000 people to download Thrive via Music Support website will receive it on a free licence. All data remains completely confidential, personal and secure. The app is available on all Android, Apple, and web-based devices.

For details on how to download, click here… THRIVE APP