The Wellbeing Service was born out of the results of the New Zealand Music Community Wellbeing Survey, which was conducted by the charity in July and saw some disheartening results. Initial survey results showed musicians in New Zealand experiencing health and wellbeing distress and higher incidence rates far greater than the general population.
The survey disturbingly reported that songwriters, composers and performers attempted suicide at a rate double than that of the general population. Furthermore, over a third of songwriters, composers and performers reported having been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. This is almost double the incidence rate of the general population.
The Wellbeing Service is entirely free and can be accessed here.
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