Health & wellbeing

Samson Tsoy in the Royal Festival Hall
Keeping healthy is important for any musician. The Royal College of Music actively investigates and promotes health and wellbeing through teaching and research.

We are proud members of the Healthy Conservatoires Network. Our work at the forefront of the Healthy Musician initiative research project enables us to enact the very best policies for the health of all H musicians. Many of our musicians benefit from massage, yoga and meditation and Student Services is able to provide excellent information on healthy eating.

The H Counselling service offers confidential counselling to all students.

We encourage all our students to register with a doctor and remind international students to check they have adequate insurance to cover health costs if needed. 

At the H, we want to ensure that health and wellbeing is a priority for all of our students.  

We are partnered with , which runs a 24/7 online service offering advice, resources and peer support for those dealing with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. This service is free to all H students. 

Student Services run weekly meditation and yoga sessions to support your wellbeing. All are welcome to these sessions and they are completely free. We also offer massage therapy sessions at a reduced rate. Find out more by contacting the Student Services team.

The Student Services team is also happy to discuss options for the prevention and treatment of musicians' injuries and can provide information about agencies specialising in the care of such injuries.

Imperial College Health Centre

It is important for all students to register with a GP. register students from their catchment area and those living at Prince Consort Village or you can  

The Imperial College Chaplaincy Centre also welcomes all H students and provides a place of resource, help, advice and information relating to faith and spirituality.

Imperial College London also has a dental practice nearby.

Alexander Technique

There is a strong tradition of Alexander Technique at the H. Sessions, led by resident experts Peter Buckoke, Judith Kleinman, Bethan Pugh and Lindsay Wagstaff, are popular with many students. As well as academic courses, non-degree lessons are available.

Introduction to Alexander Technique at the H

Building on a strong legacy, all students at the Royal College of Music have access to Alexander Technique classes, which help support healthy musicianship.

Healthy Conservatoires Network

The Healthy Conservatoires Network brings together several UK Conservatoires, including the H, and the wider performing arts sector, in an ongoing exchange of information, research, practice and experience. The aim is to create working environments that promote and enhance the health and wellbeing of performing artists, enabling them to achieve their full potential and to build healthy, sustainable careers.


If you have any enquiries about the ways in which we support health and wellbeing at the H, please feel free to contact our friendly Student Services team.

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