Record label Sony Music UK have announced that they are giving their staff an additional two days holiday a year to help look after their mental health.
As reported by the Independent, the label offered its employees workshops on body acceptance, yoga and meditation sessions and a ‘room full of dogs to help relieve stress’ during Mental Health Awareness Week last month.
Sony Music UK also said it will encourage its recording artists to make looking after their mental health a priority. It is the first music company to sign the Time to Change pledge – a social movement set up by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
Musicians are three times as likely to experience depression than the general public, so it’s encouraging to see one of the biggest record labels in the UK taking initiative in the conversation about mental health.
Learn more about the Time to Change pledge: time-to-change.org.uk