Footage is now up from our How-To Series panel “Promoting Mental Health In the Music Industry”, presented by Music BC and Unison Benevolent Fund.

Moderator Terry McBride CEO of Nettwerk, was joined by world-renowned psychologist Dr. Chris Stevens from Australia, recording artist & mental health advocate Catherine MacLellan, and Catherine Runnals, President & Partner, BRANDLIVE, explored what it takes to maintain good mental health in such a dynamic industry.

P.E.I. artist and music industry mental health advocate Catherine MacLellan whose father, Gene MacLellan, died by suicide in 1995 when she was 14 was also in attendance at the panel. The Song and the Sorrow, a recently released documentary follows Catherine as she journeys to understand her father and face her own struggles with mental illness. The final panelist was Catherine Runnals, President/Partner of Vancouver’s BRAND LIVE (Skookum Festival, Celebration of Light) and a ten year “road warrior” who has worked with the likes of Sheryl Crowe, Nelly Furtado, and the Tragically Hip.

We would also like to acknowledge and honour that this event took place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples – the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

We thank our partners Creative BC, The Province of British Columbia, and Unison Benevolent Fund for their support on this initiative.


Watch the video of the panel below: