Community Programme

Our core service offers tailored one-to-one sessions in professionally equipped music studios with music industry mentors for musicians, singers, MC’s, and producers who are using mental health services. Activities include songwriting and composition, instrumental and vocal coaching, beatmaking, production, recording, and performance skills.

We also provide a range of group-based activities ranging from a community choir to a weekly drop-in with open mic, studio sessions, football, gardening, snooker, table tennis, art, and complimentary therapies.

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

We support all skills levels from beginners with little or no musical experience to people with extensive professional backgrounds in the music industry. Our step-by-step referral pathway includes an assessment of individual interests and aspirations and a taster session in the studio with one of our musician producers. Our creative collaborative approach promotes recovery from mental health problems and encourages progression to new life opportunities.

We also offer taster sessions, bespoke projects and one-off events for other organisations and service providers in the community, Please contact us for more information.

What's included:

  • Tailored one-to-one studio sessions
  • Professionally equipped writing, production and recording studios
  • Specially trained music industry mentors
  • Develop skills in music technology, sound recording, songwriting, composition, arrangement, vocal technique, performance skills
  • Culturally relevant music styles including hip hop, soul, rock, reggae, grime, jazz, folk, drum’n’bass, dubstep, and anything inbetween!
  • Concerts and events at mainstream festivals and venues
  • Weekly drop-in with football, open mic, cafe, art, table tennis, gardening, snooker, social media workshop and other pro-social activities
  • Pre-start assessment and taster session, ongoing contact with Care Coordinator and mental health services throughout engagement
  • Signposting to additional support with health and wellbeing
  • Progression to continuing education, volunteering opportunities, work experience and employment

To be eligible you must be using mental health services and referred by a Care Coordinator. Click here for details about our referral process or contact us for more information.

Individually tailored pathways to mainstream music opportunities
 
We offer tailored programmes for musicians, songwriters, singers, MC’s and producers who are using mental health services. 
 
Write, arrange, rehearse and record original material in one-to-one sessions with music industry mentors in fully equipped professional studios. 
 
Regular concerts and social events. Develop business skills and industry awareness. Progress to continuing college courses, volunteering and employment opportunites.