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:
- 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
- Children and young people are the experts of their own experiences; bringing them together to co-design strengthens the development of services.
- There is a need for more research in the therapeutic possibilities of live music.
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?
Check out these pictures from the day!
Workshop Live Tweets
You can read a great thread below from @suzijsapiets and @laurene_fontan who both live-tweeted the workshop.
We're all set for the session on live music and mental health at the #EmergingMinds summit with Dana Vreeswijk! Me and @laurene_fontan will be Tweeting to share about it with the Twitter community! @cisweb @EmergingMindsUK pic.twitter.com/y9sGTxXzmZ— Dr Suzi Sapiets (née Scott) (@suzijsapiets) October 17, 2022
What does research say about #music and young people’s #mentalhealth?Music can affect emotional regulation and social connection, induce positive emotions, support the development of identity through social atmosphere and facilitate bonding. Some negative impacts have been noted— Dr Suzi Sapiets (née Scott) (@suzijsapiets) October 17, 2022
How does live music make you feel? 🎶 I resonate with many of these responses – live music has a positive impact on my mental health, but I struggle with crowds as an autistic person! (will add alt text later)#livemusic #mentalhealth #wellbeing #belonging #EmergingMinds pic.twitter.com/gHJ2kCscmp— Dr Suzi Sapiets (née Scott) (@suzijsapiets) October 17, 2022
How can live music support wellbeing? Child and young people suggested social prescribing- music lessons and performances in schools, referring to see live music, groups to learn music and taster sessions, and events focused on mental health to share experiences and music@cisweb— Dr Suzi Sapiets (née Scott) (@suzijsapiets) October 17, 2022