Music on my Mind

Music on my Mind


After the success of our campaign to raise funds and awareness for mental health issues in the public and music community last year, MUSIC ON MY MIND is back!

In 2018, with a grant from City of Sydney and the support of Sydney's electronic music industry, we raised a total of $18,750 for mental health charities Support Act, beyondblue and Black Dog Institute through our fundraising rave and online appeal. Our social media campaign on mental health also reached over 250,000 people, helping to raise awareness.

This year, we're planning to make Music on my Mind even bigger and better.


Around 45 percent of people in Australia will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. In any one year, approximately 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. Rates are even higher in musicians, who are almost seven times as likely to have thought about suicide in the past 12 months in comparison to the general population, and are twice as likely to attempt to take their own lives.

Some of the factors that contribute to these high rates include erratic sleep patterns, performance anxiety, hectic touring schedules, easy access to alcohol and drugs, uncertain income and lack of recognition - or for the very successful; the intense scrutiny that comes with fame.

Mental health is an issue close to our hearts at Rave Reviewz, since our founder Dr Kamran Ahmed is a psychiatrist who became aware of the high rates of mental health problems in musicians when he started working in the music industry. So we often ask about mental health when we interview DJs, but decided that we should do more.

The mental health benefits of music are well known; people listen to music to regulate their mood, and music therapy is used as part of the treatment for depression, autism, schizophrenia, dementia, agitation, anxiety, sleeplessness and substance misuse.

Music is also a great way to raise awareness of mental health issues, to tackle the stigma that surrounds them and to raise money so charities can continue their great work. That's why we launched our music and mental health campaign - ‘MUSIC ON MY MIND’ and we hope you can support the cause.


All proceeds from the campaign will be going to these superstar charities...

Support Act - helps artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, a mental health problem, injury or some other crisis.

ReachOut - Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents, helping young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times with their practical support, tools and tips.

Big thanks to our campaign sponsor Ticketswap for their generous support.

Music on my Mind: Rave for Mental Health

We're teaming up with the legends at Subsonic Music, S.A.S.H, Blueprint and WeLove for our monster dress-up fundraising rave on Sat 21st Sept at Oxford Art Factory, featuring B2B sets from some of Sydney’s biggest DJs. Details and tickets here.


Big thanks to our event partners: Ticketswap (, Moshtix, Keep Sydney Open, Electronic music conference, Paul Strange presents, Audio technica (

Best outfit on the night wins a FREE TICKET to Subsonic Music Festival! We had some mad outfits last year and can’t wait to see what you come up with this time, so get creative to win.

And you can look forward to next level visuals supplied by Eyebyte on the night.

This will be another unforgettable night, so grab your friends and get your tickets HERE now!


ALLFRIENDS / Analog / Berlin Underground / Buddhabar experience / Conspiracy / Days Like This / Decoded Magazine / Deeper Than House / Deep Seahorse Podcast / Division Agency / Don't Kill My Vibe / Dopamine / Dresscode / Earthlings Collective / 43 Degrees Agency / Friday Records / IDWT / Kiltr Sessions / Let the people dance / Momentum / Motif / Porridge / Primal / PR Shed / Return to Rio / Rodd Richards / RotaryDisco / Season X / Summerlove / Summit DJs / Spektrum / T1000 events / The Studio / Undisclosed / Xposed Media / Xstatic sunsets


Throughout October, we’ll be raising awareness of issues related to mental health and music and tackling the stigma that surrounds mental health conditions.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our daily posts on music and mental health.


Here's a little recap of last year's Music on my Mind: Rave for Mental Health