SOUND MINDS: East Coast Music Industry Mental Health and Wellness
Since a member survey conducted in 2018 (results can be found here) ECMA has been working on the many recommended mental wellness initiatives. As of September 2022, ECMA offers its members and the Atlantic music industry several paths to approach their mental wellbeing under the “Sound Minds” Mental Wellness programs.
Our on staff licensed clinical therapist, Errin Williams, offers one-on-one counselling, as well as offering webinars over the last several years. Our peer support program has been running in Nova Scotia since 2021, with plans to expand to other regions. Not to mention, a renewed focus on mental wellness not only at our own annual event but at partner events throughout the Maritimes. See below for further details on our current initiatives.