Music Support: Family and Friends – The Ripple Effect

Presented by Music Support

Ripple effect – “A situation in which one event produces effects which spread and produce further effects”

Music Support, the charity that helps anyone who works in UK music and live events impacted by mental ill-health and/or addiction, is currently supporting the highest number of individuals since we established, with alcohol addiction being the number one challenge, closely followed by anxiety, depression and burnout. Mental ill-health and addiction, however, do not just affect the individual directly impacted. They can also send a ripple effect that can severely impact those around them. Join us for a discussion on the ripple effect and Music Support’s new service to help family and friends (including colleagues) supporting someone who is struggling including online resources, peer support calls and a free workshop focusing on addiction and co-dependency.


Host: Matt ThomasMusic Support co-founder, industry veteran and passionate advocate for recovery through his own personal and professional journey. 


Eoghan O’HaganMusic Support’s Family Support Manager who brings his expertise as an artist/producer to supporting the charity’s beneficiaries.  

Denise DevenishMusic Industry therapist with lived experience of the highs and lows having toured herself as a singer.  

Tom PittsMusician and tour manager who made a call to Music Support that turned his life around and now inspires others to navigate their own recovery while touring.