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ISM members can access a range of health and wellbeing services through our sister charity, the ISM Members Fund.

The ISM Members Fund delivers services to improve our members' health, and to support their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

We have expanded our mental health services to include structured counselling and CBT, introduced a pioneering physiotherapy service to tackle the musculoskeletal issues that musicians often face, and offer affordable hearing protection. Find out how to access the services below.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund made grants available to those ISM members in greatest financial need.

We will continue to increase the range of services on offer to ISM members, in order to provide them with tailored health and wellbeing support.

Counselling and advice services

Sometimes, life can take a toll on your mental health. Whatever you are experiencing, we are here for you.

Counselling session

ISM members, their partners and dependents have access to a range of confidential counselling and advice services:

  • A 24-hour adviceline, offering in the moment support and information on any personal or work-related issue
  • Up to six sessions of structured counselling per issue via phone, online or face-to-face
  • Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • A financial advice service
  • Well Online, an online wellbeing resource offering information, advice and confidential support

You can access the services over the phone, via email or online live chat.

Physiotherapy service

The ISM Members Fund’s physiotherapy service is the first of its kind offered on this scale in the music sector. The service is open to full, early career, student and retired ISM members.

Physio appointment

Members have access to physiotherapy advice and face-to-face intervention via the award-winning Physiotherapy Advice Line (PAL). This allows ISM members to get quick, expert intervention for muscle and joint problems directly from a senior chartered physiotherapist. Treatment includes either self-management, which includes a detailed plan of exercises to undertake, or face-to-face sessions at a physiotherapy practice close to home.

Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme

Protect your hearing and prolong your career with audiological assessments and custom-made hearing protection via the Musicians' Hearing Health Scheme from Help Musicians. The scheme aims to make hearing protection an affordable and essential part of a musician’s toolkit.

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ISM members can access a 25% discount on the scheme, subsidised by the ISM Members Fund.

ISM members can access the services below

Support the ISM Members Fund

You can support the Fund by making a donation, or by leaving a legacy in your will. By supporting the work of the Fund, you are helping ISM members access vital services to support their music careers. Contact [email protected] or call 020 7221 3499 to find out more.