Rachel now runs the first and only accredited certificate in Mental Health Awareness In The Music Industry. The course runs for 1 day and will help people gain an awareness of the major issues affecting mental health within the music industry, discuss skills to help cope with these issues, and feel able to offer support and signpost where necessary. Please contact Rachel for more information

Mental Health In The Music Industry: A Guide by Rachel Jepson

now available as an ebook or paperback from Amazon.


It features client session transcripts and contributions from musicians such as Chesney Hawkes, Carol Hodge and Hak Baker. Proceeds go to music charities.


''Rachel Jepson understands what drives musicians and what destroys them. These stories, interviews and contributions from others in the industry, together with her compassionate voice and gentle, reasoned advice points, make this an invaluable source of reassurance (you are not alone), affirmation (you are not a failure) and practical help and information (your life is not over) for musicians themselves and for the mental health professionals, counsellors and therapists from whom they seek help.''

Catherine Jackson, Editor, Therapy Today




''With this book Rachel has provided essential insight into the mental health concerns surrounding those who work in the music industry. This book is crucial in helping us understand the pressures facing those who are trying to make a living doing what they love.''

Pete Wilson, Guitarist

‘Rachel Jepson has been a singer, songwriter and performer for over 18 years. She is currently one half of acoustic folk duo 'Parent'. Rachel is also a qualified counsellor and supervisor working with organizations such as the NHS, BUPA and AnxietyUK. She founded Counselling for Musicians at the start of 2017, working with musicians and their mental health. Rachel has counselled students at BIMM and FutureWorks amongst others and delivers training on how tutors can help manage students suffering with anxiety and depression. She hosted her own radio show on Reform Radio called 'Mind Over Music' talking to Musicians about mental health in the music industry. Rachel is frequently asked to speak at music conferences including We Are Robots and the AIM industry conference. She is a published author on the subject of mental health in the music industry, and has been nominated for a 'Women In Music Award' for her work with musicians and mental health.

Rachel Jepson DipFE Therapeutic Counselling

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