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On our Reading List: The Colour of Madness

On our Reading List: The Colour of Madness

As we come to the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, BAPAM’s Mental Health Ambassador, Anushka Tanna, highlights The Colour of Madness, an anthology of reflections on race and mental health that has been inspiring her work with BAPAM and our partner organisations in...

Mental Health Awareness Week: Moving More for our Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week: Moving More for our Mental Health

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, with this year’s theme being Movement: Moving more for our mental health To mark the week, we wanted to share a reminder about our upcoming mental health workshops with Help Musicians and Equity. Both are online, and...

Why You Should Put Rest First on World Sleep Day 2024

Why You Should Put Rest First on World Sleep Day 2024

Do you fall asleep in seconds? Or do you need to count a few sheep before you drift off? To celebrate World Sleep Day, we're looking at rest and relaxation and how it can affect your performing arts career. From the benefits of good sleep to tips for getting adequate...

September Spotlight: Neurodiversity Within The Creative Sector

September Spotlight: Neurodiversity Within The Creative Sector

This September, BAPAM is spotlighting neurodiversity, what it means to be neurodivergent, and how you can navigate the creative industry. Many professionals within the performing arts and creative world are neurodivergent, but support and systems aren’t always in...

Performance Anxiety Poster

Performance Anxiety Poster

Ideal for displaying backstage, BAPAM's performance anxiety poster shares tips for managing anxiety in the moments before going onstage. About to go on stage and feeling anxious, sick, or have shaky hands? Right now... focus on your breath. Box Breathing can Help...

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Mental Health Awareness Month With BAPAM

Mental Health Awareness Month With BAPAM

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and BAPAM is taking the opportunity to spotlight the importance of speaking out about mental ill-health in the performing arts. From helpful resources to online events, we’re focusing on amplifying the conversation, sharing...

7×7 Journaling Challenge 

7×7 Journaling Challenge 

Our guest blog this month is by Nicky Torode, a coach, journaling facilitator and writer, who works with BAPAM on healthy practice training.    Second month in.  How have your 2024 intentions bedded in?  Those needs and wants for the year ahead?  One tool to help...

5 Benefits of Attending BAPAM’s Online Events

5 Benefits of Attending BAPAM’s Online Events

 When was the last time you joined an online event? Never? Don’t worry if online workshops are a foreign concept to you. You’re not the only one! Today, we’re looking at the many advantages of online events and what to do if you’re anxious about joining. We’re also...

Bridging Mind and Body

Bridging Mind and Body

Published in Therapy Today, BAPAM Counselling Psychologist, Monia Brizzi’s article Bridging Mind and Body describes how a complex systems approach helped a musician identify and understand the emotional roots of his physical symptoms. Thank you to Therapy Today for...

Today is National Stress Awareness Day

Today is National Stress Awareness Day

Anushka Tanna: BAPAM Mental Health Ambassador I think it would be fair to say that stress is something we are all familiar with. Afterall, it is ubiquitous and unavoidable, and something that we will all experience throughout our lifetime. Due to the various demands...

 
 
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