Professional Support for Artists and Sports Figures of Ethnic Minority
At ARTISTSONTHECOUCH, we believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for artists and sports figures of ethnic minority backgrounds. We provide a unique service that combines specialist training and psychological support to help our clients navigate the trials and tribulations of their chosen career paths. We can provide therapists who are also from a BME background, which makes it easier for some clients to relate and access support.
We strive to provide a personalized and tailored approach that helps our clients with their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
"Why are individuals of black and ethnic minority more likely to suffer from mental health in the entertainment and sports industry?"
"Research suggests that individuals from Black and Ethnic Minority (BAME) backgrounds in the entertainment and sports industries may be at a higher risk of experiencing mental health challenges compared to their white counterparts.
In the UK, a study published by the mental health charity Mind found that individuals from BAME backgrounds were more likely to experience mental health challenges compared to the general population. Specifically, the study found that Black adults were more likely to experience a mental health problem than adults from other ethnic groups.
In the entertainment industry, a study by the University of Southern California found that individuals from BAME backgrounds were underrepresented in the industry and often faced discrimination and other barriers to success. These experiences can lead to increased stress and anxiety, which can impact an individual's mental well-being.
Similarly, in the sports industry, a study by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) found that BAME footballers were more likely to experience mental health challenges compared to their white counterparts. The study found that BAME footballers were less likely to seek help for their mental health and were more likely to feel unsupported by their clubs.
It is important to note that mental health challenges can affect individuals from all backgrounds, but research suggests that individuals from BAME backgrounds may be at a higher risk. As such, it is essential to prioritize the mental well-being of individuals from all backgrounds in the entertainment and sports industries and provide support and resources to those who may be struggling". A.O.T.C