Music for Mental Wealth is dedicated to the prevention and relief of poor mental health within the music industry.
We help artists and professionals build emotional resilience to the highs and lows of an unpredictable (and often ruthless industry) through a programme of workshops, one-to-one coaching and other techniques on how to deal with stress, low self esteem and anxiety.
While there are a stream of excellent services offering help at the point of crisis, we believe that people at risk should be protected against ever reaching this crisis point in the first place.
Laura Westcott – Founder
Laura is a classically trained musician with first-hand experience of stage fright and anxiety. She suffered unnecessarily for years before experiencing the transformational benefits of mental health coaching. Laura is very passionate about the prevention of such issues happening to others, and is the reason she created Music for Mental Wealth.
She is the former PR manager and reviewer for The Times newspaper and was the Content Editor for News Corp in New York before leaving to set up Soundcheque Ltd to help musicians get paid for their their music.
She is also the Founder of ‘Sound for Sight’ charity that raises awareness of preventable blindness conditions through unique live music events to an audience wearing sight loss simulators.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a singer in the London Philharmonic Choir and has a BA Hons in music.
Stewart Lane – Mental Wellbeing Coach
Stewart is a coach, consultant trainer and facilitator with a background in the music industry as a composer and performer. Stewart has a Diploma in Performance Coaching from Newcastle University and has nearly twenty years experience working with visionary entrepreneurs, creatives and leaders.
He was the Personal Development Training Manager for the Charity, Training For Life and Training Programmes Director for 3C Partners. He has designed and delivered bespoke training programmes for numerous organisations and businesses, including: the national Every Child Matters initiative (TDA), National College of School Leadership and The Talent Foundation in conjunction with the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office developing cognitive behavioural psychology based coaching methodologies for use in large organisations (BT and Customs & Excise), and numerous London Boroughs (Brent, Hackney, Southwark, Tower Hamlets).
He has also designed and run training courses for charities such as:- Crisis, The Transitional Spaces project, St Mungos and Business Action On Homelessness.
In 2017, Stewart was commissioned by the producers of the cognitive ability enhancement app, Brainwell, to design content and compose music for their sister app Mindwell (coming soon).
Stewart produced over 250 guides and meditations (using his and Laura’s voices) to support users in improving their mental and physical well-being based on his experience as a life and performance coach.
Claire Horseman – Coach, Mentor, Consultant
Claire was featured in Music Week’s “Most Influential Women in Music” after having worked her way up from a record label receptionist at 16 years old, to become Head of Marketing for Columbia Records UK.
Claire has worked with many artists such as Calvin Harris, Mark Ronson, Faithless, Groove Armada and Jamiroquai, and has first-hand knowledge of the challenges that face people in the music industry today.
Since leaving her role as Managing Director of a live booking agency Coda last year, she has been consulting for various businesses within entertainment.
Claire is now qualifying with her ILM Level 5 Certificate and collaborating with Music For Mental Wealth team around the prevention of mental illness within the music industry through coaching programmes and artist development workshops.