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Listen Up Therapy

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Listen Up Therapy 

We are raising money to set up our company to provide counselling for people in the music and entertainment industries, and further afield. So many are suffering from anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, as well as huge financial insecurity, largely from the loss of work and earnings, particularly since the terrible global situation we currently endure. We were already aware of the many mental health issues across these industries long before the pandemic happened, which is why we initially formed the company. 

Many people working in these industries live hand to mouth, and being unable to work for many months will have a devastating effect on their ability to cope, mentally, emotionally, and financially. This is an extremely unstable period, and it seems that the entertainment industry will be one of the last back to work again in lots of areas. This does not only affect performers - this affects thousands of people behind the scenes who were already struggling before, due to the irregular and unstable work contracts. The repercussions of the current situation will be widespread and felt for a long time. 

We aim to provide as many people as we can with this service which we plan to launch in the autumn. Listen Up Therapy is a company I have formed with my partner, aiming to provide psychotherapy and counselling, both online and one to one, meditation courses, and group therapy. We have been working on this for over a year now, and want to provide the service to those in these industries who need it the most. 

So many touring musicians, bands, engineers, road crew, electricians, production assistants, club bartenders, and more have been affected, as well as their families, and could benefit from these services. The funds will be used to set up the company, marketing, advertising, PR, office and administration costs, and potentially allowing us to subsidise clients sessions, through approaching bigger companies and creating more funding. The initial goal is to provide sessions for up to 25 clients a week for a minimum of 12 weeks, up to a year. As we grow, we will bring in more therapists to our team, allowing us to provide the service for more clients. 

We would be SO grateful for your donations to help us put together this service, fund our startup costs and enable us to help as many struggling people as possible. This is the toughest period we have ever experienced in the music and entertainment industry and we want to do everything we can to support those who need it the most.


  • Rich Craan
    • £10 
    • 3 yrs


Matthew Benjamin

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