The Big Emerging Minds Summit

Workshop: Live music and mental health

The aim of this workshop was to share findings from our Live Music and Mental Health SIRG, which explored how live music opportunities can be mental health promoting for children and young people.

Three key messages:
  1. The need to bring together arts and mental professionals as it opens up possibilities for innovative new programmes to better support children and young people’s wellbeing  
  2. Children and young people are the experts of their own experiences; bringing them together to co-design strengthens the development of services.  
  3. There is a need for more research in the therapeutic possibilities of live music. 
View of audience and dana presenting powerpoint

This workshop was connected to our Supporting the Supporters research challenge: How can young people, family members, and settings be better enabled to help promote good mental health and prevent and overcome emerging mental health problems?  

Further Resources

Check out these pictures from the day!

Photos from Oxford Atelier.

Workshop Live Tweets

You can read a great thread below from @suzijsapiets and @laurene_fontan who both live-tweeted the workshop.

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