Families, Partners and Friends

Erratic work patterns were identified in the survey as being a source of disruption to family and personal life with touring, gigging and antisocial working hours all being mentioned, yet family contact, friendships, social contact and support are important for mental well-being.

Other respondents pointed out that when there’s work, they feel lucky to have it so if they feel unable to cope with the pressures on personal life, they might try to ignore those feelings. People were also unsure about who they could talk to.

“I have no life at all until the contract is up. My relationship is breaking down because I can’t commit the time to it ”

“ Have two young boys and find leaving them due to filming contracts really stressful. Getting worse every time I have to go.”