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

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.

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.

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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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.


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.


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.


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

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