Opportunity: Tonic Rider – 6 Week Online Mental Health Peer Support Group

19 July 2022


Independent Venue Community are excited to offer a free, 6-week, online Peer Support Group, exclusively for music industry professionals in Scotland.

What is Tonic Rider?

Many people working in the music industry experience mental health issues. They can be brought on by the highs and the lows, the touring, the late nights, and the lifestyle. The industry can be volatile and competitive, with no financial security. This leaves music industry professionals vulnerable to developing mental health issues. Tonic Rider addresses this by providing music industry- specific mental health support.

Funded by Creative Scotland, this group will meet online, each week, for 6 weeks at 11:00am-12:30pm, from Tuesday 9th August – 13th September. These free 90 minute sessions will be facilitated by Musician and Psychotherapist, Adam Ficek UKCP.

“The Tonic Rider peer support group will be a free, safe space for the music industry and professional musicians to be heard and supported. From my own experience and clinical training I am aware of the huge benefit of being validated in a shared community. The current pandemic has crushed the music industry and the subsequent mental health of many professional musicians. I feel privileged in being able to give something back to both musicians and the music industry facilitating this group.” – Adam Ficek

To register an interest in the program, sign up here.


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Scottish Music Industry Association

16 Argyle Court, 1103 Argyle Street,


G3 8ND 

+44 (0) 141 478 0228



The Scottish Music Industry Association receives Regular Funding from Creative Scotland, the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

Creative Scotland distribute funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.