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raised of £5,000 target by 128 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,806 to raise vital funds for Manchester Mind and Help Musicians' mental health support & services at a time when people need them the most.

    Funded on Friday, 6th November 2020

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    At Headstock, we believe in the power of music to positively impact our emotional and mental wellbeing. Our ambition is to use music to create change, by changing the conversation around mental health - placing greater emphasis on prevention and self-care, rather than cure.

    That's why we're hosting our Headstock Weekender , a two-day virtual music & mental wellbeing festival on United We Stream (Greater Manchester’s new music and cultural streaming platform) over 10-11 October 2020 to coincide with World Mental Health Day 2020.

    The event will combine live music, comedy and art with artist conversations, expert talks and immersive wellbeing experiences.

    The festival aims to raise £5,000 in aid of Help Musicians and Manchester Mind, so EVERY kind donation (however big or small) will ensure our charity partners can continue to deliver vital support and services during the pandemic.

    Whilst it's totally free to view Headstock on United We Stream, if you can donate by buying a virtual ticket that’d be appreciated. If you can't, don't worry, just sit back and enjoy the show and share the festival’s positive wellbeing messages across your social media networks:

    £5 ticket - if you want to watch 1 band or join an individual session. Only the cost of your lunch!

    £10 ticket – perfect if you’d like to see 2 acts or join 2 sessions across the weekend

    £20 ticket - get yourself a “day pass” and watch 10+ hours of music, talks and wellbeing sessions

    £30 ticket - treat yourself to our “full festival pass”. Brilliant value and you'll experience the whole Headstock Weekender!

    Where will your donations go?

    All proceeds (minus Just Giving costs) will be split between Headstock's two charities. Manchester Mind will use the monies to fund their Children and Young Person’s Service (CYP), whilst Help Musicians will use donations to support musicians in desperate need, be that financial hardship, creative development or mental health support.

    What your donations could enable:


    Supporting our Children and Young Person’s Service (CYP)

    £10 will cover volunteer costs to run one “virtual wellbeing” café session for young people

    £20 will enable one young person to access one x 50min “listening ear” call

    £30 will provide one professional counselling session for a young person in emotional distress


    £10 could provide 15 minutes of telephone counselling and help to transform a musician’s well being

    £25 could provide career-saving session with a hearing therapy specialist

    £50 could fund 45 mins of transformational business advice, helping musicians adapt to the Covid crisis

    For more information about Help Musicians: Help Musicians Coronavirus Hardship Funding Phase 1



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      • Anonymous


        Oct 28, 2020

        GREAT IDEA!

      • The Woofs

        The Woofs

        Oct 13, 2020

        Thank you for doing this - a great idea and great causes. Hope you can achieve your target

      • Imwen Eke

        Imwen Eke

        Oct 12, 2020



      • Anonymous


        Oct 12, 2020

      • Anonymous


        Oct 11, 2020

        Great cause.


      • Anonymous


        Oct 11, 2020

        Great work tonight

      • Eugene


        Oct 11, 2020

        Thanks to all the artists who have their time and those who arranged the weekender - great fun!


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      Headstock is a unique festival, using music and the arts to positively impact our health and well-being. It was launched in October 2019 as a direct response to the disproportionate levels of mental health issues being experienced across Greater Manchester and the North West.

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