The COVID-19 pandemic has caused increased mental health hardship for many employed in the Canadian music industry including artists, crew, behind the scenes support teams and more. Countless individuals in the music community were the first to lose their livelihood, and the entertainment industry will be one of the last to recover.
During a crisis, mental illness doesn’t simply go away and for many, the increased stressors only make it worse. In 2020, Unison has seen a 29% increase in demand for counselling services, and a 61% increase in urgent mental health crisis intervention cases.
At Unison Benevolent Fund, we are committed to providing assistance to music industry professionals and their families – not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. We have more people seeking assistance with our mental health programs than ever before, but our resources are limited. We are dependent on the generosity of donors to continue to provide much-needed services to Canadian music makers who are need of assistance.
Right now, there is an opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of music workers most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. We need YOU to help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 for Unison's Emergency Mental Health Relief Campaign, so that we are able to provide a bridge of relief for as many music professionals as we can.
We ask you today to make a tax-deductible donation to support the work of Unison and❗️SHARE❗️our campaign with your network. No donation is too small; if you can offer your support, even $10 goes a long way.