A 10-week programme to enable and empower teenagers to improve their mental health through music.
For young people experiencing stress, anxiety and mental health problems, getting help before the age of 14 is crucial. Yet less than half of young adults with these problems get the support they need – often because they feel ashamed about their feelings.
Music can provide a safe environment to tackle this issue, a form of self-expression and understanding which our evaluations are showing, is proving effective as a means of building confidence and self-esteem, and developing resilience and coping strategies.
The programme involves:
- Working closely with the pastoral staff at school, we make the course available to young people with significant & emerging mental health problems and tailor the 10 week course to their needs and interest.
- It can include playing in bands, instrument tuition, singing and songwriting, all lead with the expert help of our highly skilled music minds leaders.
- Weekly group music sessions for young people with mental health issues and at risk of self-harming.
- One-to-one music mentoring sessions by referral from agencies working with young people (eg hospital education, youth support, social services)
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Contact us as soon as possible to express your interest in being one of the first schools to partner in this pioneering programme once it launches fully in 2018. An interrim evaluation report is available on request. Subsidised cost to schools is £500.
Download the What is Music Minds? infographic
Read our Music Minds blog post on the Department of Culture, Media and Sport blog.