Mental Health & The Music Industry

Wednesday, 12 April 2023 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Cassie Walker is a caucasian woman with bright red shoulder length hair, she has large black-rimmed glasses and is wearing a black top. She looks at the camera a smirks. The brainwaves logo is in blue and purple and is placed at the bottom of the image. Cassie is today's guest on Brainwaves talking about mental health and the music industry.

“Fibromyalgia doesn't really work with the hours and lifestyle the music industry demands,” says Cassie Walker who has two decades of experience in the live music scene and music media.


From tour management, DJing and interviewing talent, Cassie has worked across most aspects of the music industry. She is also co-host of the music podcast ‘Dug By Us’. She has worked at heavy hitters like TripleM abd Double J, and has been on Rockwiz to name a few!


At the same time, Cassie lives with the chronic illness Fibromyalgia, which is categorised as widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue as well as sleep, memory and mood issues. 


It wasn’t until an intuitive doctor diagnosed her correctly did Cassie understand why she’s felt ‘always sick’, and started to realise the extent that mental illness was also affecting her life.


Cassie is today’s guest on our radio show Brainwaves and will talk about fibromyalgia, mental health and the music industry, how to say "no", and adjusting to and gaining acceptance of living with a chronic illness including advocating for change to attitudes towards mental health in the music industry.


Join host Flic Manning and tune in at 5pm (AEDT) on 3CR Community Radio!


Tune into Dug By Us, the podcast hosted by Cassie Walker here: Dug By Us 

Upcycled Merch, the sustainable music merch brand by Cassie Walker here: Upcycled Merch


Reach out to Flic Manning here:

Wednesday 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Challenging the mainstream, negative stereotypes of people with a mental illness ths program actively engages those living with a mental illness as researchers, interviewers, performers and program designers while promoting community mental health awareness.


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