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Community Music in Mental Health Settings

Where: Motor House Down
When: June: 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th, 25th 10 am – 4pm

N.B. The course will not cover diagnosing or curing mental health conditions or music therapy training.

This course will require an application. Once your application is submitted and accepted you will receive a link to the private Eventbrite link to pay for your place.

Ticket prices:

Standard - £120

Concession - £50 (granted on individual basis)

Who is it for? Community musicians with some experience of workshop leading in community settings, who would like to increase their knowledge and skills to work in mental health settings. Musicians with experience as Mental Health professionals or service users who would like to bring their musical experience into mental health settings.

The course will cover:

Creating, adapting and leading appropriate musical activities for people with mental health problems

Increasing confidence in working with vulnerable or distressed people

Understanding the boundaries of the role of a community musician; what is and isn’t your responsibility, when to ask for help.

How to include and empower people in groups

An introduction to some of the issues faced by mental health service users.

Group leadership and development

Planning and flexible working

Managing expectations in groups

Communicating effectively with agencies and institutions

Giving and receiving feedback, including reflecting on own practice.

N.B. The course will not cover diagnosing or curing mental health conditions or music therapy training.

Learning methods: As well as tutor-led practical exercises and discussions, there will be a strong element of shared and collaborative learning, with small and large group tasks, teaching practice and research. We will also encourage structured feedback reflective practice as a lifelong tool for best practice.

Alongside the course, trainees will be offered the opportunity to attend a placement in an existing community music workshop in a mental health setting.

We are able to offer this training due to funding from the Arts Council of Wales.

Contact [email protected] or 02920 838060 if interested

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