Mental Health

For people with mental health conditions, the opportunity to engage with a live music session can help engender a sense of control and involvement. Our musicians are highly sensitive to the needs of their audience members and take great care to create a space in which people can contribute, or simply observe and relax. Feedback from care staff in mental health settings bears testimony to the benefit of regular concerts in breaking down barriers and encouraging a sense of inclusion.

“Afterwards, some of the residents were still smiling and singing. Even the staff benefitted as it brought a bit of sparkle to the day. It also made relatives see another side to the person who has dementia.”
Gortanvogie Residential Home, Islay

“It fairly cheers you up having live music.”
Nordalea Care Home, Baltasound

MiHC sessions in mental health settings take on a variety of different formats, depending on the audience group preferences. Whilst some music sessions are informal and interactive performances, others follow a more ‘jam session’ format, with participants from hospitals and care settings bringing instruments and taking turns to lead the music. Read more about our jam sessions in Scotland.

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