We provide music engagement and recovery services in hospitals and the community
for young people and adults experiencing mental health problems.

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About Our Work

Our award-winning programme promotes wellbeing and recovery through developing creative, technical and vocational skills and opens pathways to mainstream opportunities in education, training, work experience and employment.

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Music and Mental Health

Music can play a valuable role in recovery from mental illness. It can stimulate emotional and aesthetic responses, develop creative, technical, social and vocational skills, improve expression, communication, confidence and self-esteem, and facilitate positive changes in behaviour and wellbeing.

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Who We Are

The charity was set up in 1997 by a group of patients at Highgate Mental Health Centre in North London to provide music activities on the wards. We now work in partnership with NHS in-patient and secondary mental health services and statutory and voluntary sector health and social care agencies across the UK.

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Services

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Hospitals

We provide in-reach services for children, adolescents and adults receiving treatment on acute, triage, intensive care, forensic and rehabilitation psychiatric wards in hospitals in London and across the UK.

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Community

Our services in the community provide a structured pathway to mainstream opportunities for musicians, singers, MC’s, and producers who are using mental health services.

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Performance

Live performance is a key component of our therapeutic approach. Performing original material produced in our studios at public concerts and events boosts service user confidence and self-esteem.

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Progression

In-house volunteering and work experience opportunities, progression routes to continuing training, volunteering,  work experience and employment.

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