Mental Health + Wellbeing in Music and the Performing Arts

A very warm welcome to The Creative Well. We are an international organisation that supports the mental health and wellbeing of performers and all allied professionals working within the performing arts industry, including students striving towards a career. We are a safe space where full self-expression is encouraged.

As a one-stop shop for holistic wellbeing, we specialise in dual diagnosis services for mental health and drug and alcohol use. We are uniquely able to provide comprehensive care for those involved in creating and presenting music, dance, theatre, and other performing arts.

Our vision is to inspire creativity, joy, and resilience.

the creative well founder

Therapies and Services

The Creative Well provides a wide range of services specifically chosen to help those in the Performing Arts with their mental health and wellbeing.


Support and promotion of the bodies own healing system.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional health and support for optimal wellbeing.

Functional Medicine

A person centred systematic approach to identify the root causes of specific problems.

Talking Therapies

Mental health and emotional wellbeing. Managing stress, anxieties, depression and drug and alcohol use. 

Mental Health Outreach

Referral services for those dealing with mental health issues.

Music Mentoring

Professional support to set and achieve career goals.

Transformational Breath

Breathwork to support your physical wellbeing


Application of pressure to specific points on the feet and/or hands to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.


Hands on healing.

The Green Room

Remote support for industry professionals.

Recent studies and reports have highlighted the ongoing mental health challenges faced by musicians and industry professionals. A survey found that 73% of independent musicians report symptoms of mental illness, including depression and anxiety. The pressures of the industry, including financial instability and the demands of maintaining a social media presence, continue to exacerbate these issues


Whilst we are here for those in need of support if you require urgent care with your mental health we recommend that you contact your GP or Primary Care Physician immediately or go straight to your local Accident & Emergency Department or Emergency Room depending whether you are in the UK or the US.

For those living in the UK you can also call The Samaritans for free from any phone if you need to speak to someone, they are there to listen. Other contacts for specialist 24/7 addiction/mental health support in music include: Music Minds Matter in the UK and Music Cares in the US. To find Alcoholics Anonymous meetings where you live click here. To find Narcotics Anonymous meetings where you are click here. To access the online service area of Cocaine Anonymous click here.

our mission

Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing since 2020

Our mission is to provide comprehensive mental health and drug and alcohol support for performers and allied professionals in the performing arts industry. We aim to create a safe and nurturing space that promotes holistic wellbeing and empowers individuals to reach their full potential.

Recent studies have explored mental health and addiction issues in the performing arts. Research consistently shows that performers, including actors, dancers, and musicians, face higher rates of mental health problems compared to the general population. A 2022 global review by Equity found that depression and anxiety are prevalent in the performing arts, exacerbated by job instability, antisocial hours, financial insecurity, and challenging working conditions.

Kind Words

“In my career as a make-up artist I’m often at times a safe space for my clients to open up. Without hesitation I can always turn to Nadine’s council and referral as our businesses overlap and I am not a professional therapist. I trust her professionalism and she has been a sound resource for many of the musicians I‘ve worked with over the years, they all sing her praises.”

Noelia Rodriguez

Hollywood, CA 

“Unyieldingly vigilant professional, powered on psychological modules both objective & sensitive; a rare, unparalleled marriage. Nadine shouldn’t technically exist, thankfully she does. “

Composer, UK

“Nadine seemed to understand me right from the word go & has an amazing compassion & understanding for what I was going through.

Warm & kind to talk to & also has a great input / insight into life which I also find really helpful.

A breath of fresh air to be around & I can slowly feel myself moving my life forward again step by step, piece by piece.” 

Dancer/Musical Theatre, London

We are happy to have an informal chat and answer any questions about our therapies and services. Send us a message and we will be in touch soon.

Head Office

The Creative Well, Liverpool, Merseyside

Monday to Friday : 10am – 9pm

Saturday : In exceptional circumstances and by appointment only.

Sunday : Closed