We're hosting a get-together for any sober or sober-curious folks at Manchester Punk Festival 2022. Festivals can be a bit intimidating if you're trying to stay off the sauce, but we don't want it to be that way! Swing by for a laugh, get some guidance on alcohol-free options and make some new friends.
Mark McConville reflects on the importance of punk rock in uncertain times, and its power to mentally uplift us.
#MentallySound: tips for managing coronavirus panic and isolation, from someone's who's survived their own mental hell
Sarah shares her story of a year of recovering from depression, exploring the challenges and the stigma attached to it.
Pre-Gig Anxiety: made worse by day jobs, traffic, hunger, other people or flaming Volkswagens. Lucias Malcolm gives us an amusing account of a problem every band will be all too familiar with.
Lucias from Call Me Malcolm discusses the constant pressure of anxiety and panic that haunts him on stage.
Notes from a downward spiral: Alan shares a relatable tale of the numb listlessness and anhedonia that comes with a bout of depression.
Social anxiety in live music can be a challenge. Support your scene, but not at the expense of your own mental health.
Sober punk Jon Turner shares the story of Petrol Bastard, and why you don't need to be drunk to be punk.