music on my mind 2020

music on my mind 2020

Sydney’s campaign to raise funds and awareness for mental health in the music community is back!

Psychiatrist Dr Kamran Ahmed (AKA Doc Kamran) became aware of the high rates of mental illness in the music industry when he launched electronic music platform: ‘Rave Reviewz.’ Kamran started the ‘Music on my Mind’ initiative to try and address the problem.  Over the past two years, ‘Rave Reviewz’ have raised $37,500 for mental health charities through their ‘Music on My Mind’ fundraising club nights and have reached thousands of people with their online content to raise awareness.

In 2020, mental health is a bigger issue than ever before.  The Covid-19 pandemic has had a massive impact, especially on the music industry with venues shut down, events and tours cancelled and thousands of jobs lost. ‘Support Act’ – the mental health charity for music industry professionals, saw a 52% increase in demand for counselling through their Wellbeing Helpline from April to June (the period covering the Lockdown in NSW).  This figure looks set to increase further sadly, as the pandemic continues to take effect. 

For this year’s ‘Music on my Mind’, with the ongoing support of City of Sydney, ‘Rave Reviewz’ are teaming up with some of Sydney’s best House & Techno music crews, to bring you a quality livestream fundraising event for mental health in music.  50% of donations will go to ‘Support Act’ and the rest will help with the costs of ‘Music on My Mind’ now and in the future.  You can expect lots more music related content to raise awareness of mental health issues throughout October too!

Donate here 

‘Music on My Mind’ Livestream event: Saturday 10th October (World Mental Health Day) 7pm-12am

Join Rave Reviewz, SASH, By Your Side, Blueprint and Evolve for a monster livestream fundraiser on ‘World Mental Health Day’:  

Saturday 10th October

7pm-12am AEDT

Check out the Facebook event here

Featuring some of Sydney’s best House & Techno DJs bringing you the magic live from Club 77:

Rave Reviewz: Net Abisedon

Blueprint: Ben Nott

By Your Side: Robbie Lowe

SASH: Marley Sherman

Evolve: Wild Fox

Tune in on the ‘Music on my Mind’ or ‘Rave Reviewz’ Facebook pages, Twitch or partner Facebook pages to catch all the action hosted by: Doc Kamran and supported by: City of Sydney, Ticketswap, Bondi Beach Radio and United We Stream.

Rave Reviewz will be bringing you another unforgettable night of music for mental health.  Get your mates together (max 20 people), donate, dress up and dance!

They would be very grateful for your generous support for mental health in the music industry.