90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health, research finds
90% of young people believe clubbing improves mental health, according to new research from Bristol club Motion.
The Bristol hotspot carried out the research as part of the club's Keeping Bristol Moving Campaign, helping people to re-connect post-pandemic and offer a rite of passage into the nightlife scene. The campaign recently launched with a short film described as "a love letter to Bristol's nightlife and the moments which connect people". Watch it below.
Speaking about the research and campaign, Travis Derrick, the booker for Motion, said "With such a massive number of students recognising the importance of going out for their mental well-being, we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to make sure no one is missing out on the nightlife scene in Bristol (and beyond).
"Motion is such a huge part of the Bristol scene, but it doesn't come without the city's gems which many students will discover during the first years of university. We love Bristol and want to make sure that this year's intake of students, especially the ones that missed out on their early clubbing years, do as well."
Research conducted earlier this year also found that 85% of people in Britain believe music is vital to their mental health. 83.6% listen to music more than they watch films, with the report claiming that music is "the most popular form of entertainment in the country".
Earlier this year, UK charity Help Musicians relaunched its subsidiary organisation, Music Minds Matter, as a single-focus charity devoted to the issue of mental health. Its aim has been refocused with the purpose of helping people across the music industry as they continue to navigate the post-pandemic landscape, the stress of Brexit-related bureaucracy, the cost of living crisis and individual mental health issues.