At MultiPix we ask our staff to nominate a local cause close to their heart for our charity of the year. For 2020 we have chosen Tonic Music for Mental Health, a non-profit organisation based on the south coast.
Tonic’s mission statement is to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around mental health through music and art based events.
They are honoured to have Terry Hall (The Specials), Barry Ashworth (Dub Pistols) and Kevin Cummins (Music Photographer), as patrons and Lynval Golding (The Specials), Rhoda Dakar (The Bodysnatchers), Gary Crowley ( BBC 6 Music), Jeff Horton (100 Club), Eddie Pillar (Acid Jazz) and Morgan Howell (SupersizeArt) as their ambassadors, helping them raise mental health awareness and promoting recovery through Music & Art.
Tonic organise a range of music workshops, gigs, art groups, and community projects throughout the year including running two choirs – Tonic Ska Choir and the Tonic Punk Choir who regularly practice to perform at events, gigs and festivals across the south.
Fortunately mental health is something people are becoming more aware of, and organisations like Tonic provide a place to discuss how you feel, a place where you find you are not alone!
Anyone experiencing mental health can reach out to Tonic or follow them on social media. Be sure to check out their brief introduction below too.