It is sometimes hard to look after your wellbeing as a dance professional. It might be to do with issues affecting your mental health. You may also be experiencing physical difficulties.

If you’re an Equity member, you can call their free Mental Health and well-being helpline on: 0800 917 6470

Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email and through instant messaging.

If you feel that you need to speak to someone immediately, contact Samaritans.

Grassroots is a UK leader in suicide prevention. They support people in communities to develop the skills and confidence needed to save lives.

The Silver Line Helpline run by Age UK is a free, 24-hour telephone service for older people across the UK.

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to performers. This includes an online directory of support in your area. Free counselling is available for dancers, provided by BAPAM supported by Dance Professionals Fund.

To find out more or book a free, expert BAPAM health consultation call the BAPAM Helpline on 020 8167 4775 or email

Find your local Mind near you at:

Mental Health & Money Advice provide clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

ArtsMinds support performers and creative practitioners in need.