Key Changes Veterans Music Club is a programme of recovery-focused music activities for former members of the Armed Forces who are experiencing mental health problems. The programme provides tailored one-to-one songwriting, production and recording sessions, concerts and social events, advice and guidance, led by music industry mentors in professionally equipped music studios.
The project was been developed in response to statistics that highlight the shocking numbers of men and women leaving deployment who are experiencing PTSD, adjustment disorder, alcohol and substance misuse and other mental health problems.
Using music as a conduit Key Changes Veterans Music Club promotes positive mental health and wellbeing through developing creative, technical, social and vocational skills and opening pathways to mainstream opportunities in education, training and work experience.
Kickstarted with funding from Ministry of Defence Covenant Fund, since 2016 we’ve provided services for over 30 veterans referred from London Veterans Service, Stoll Veterans, Royal British Legion, the prison service and other health and social care organisations supporting the veterans community.
We recently concluded a second residency at Stoll Mansions and made a short film that explores the stories of veterans taking part in the project and how music has supported their recovery from the difficulties they experienced since leaving the armed forces.