Project Steering Group – Can you help?

31st October 2022

Music in Hospitals & Care wants to hear from people with lived experience of mental health or mental health professionals to join a new steering group. The group will help guide our approach to sharing live music in mental health settings. They will also help with our evaluation and share learnings and experience to improve the way we work.

If you have experience of mental health either personally (this could be through your own experience or that of a friend or family member) or professionally, we would like you to get in touch.

You could form part of a steering group alongside our existing partner mental health settings, one of our professional musicians and a member of our board of trustees.

What to expect

Music in Hospitals & Care have been funded for a one-year learning project, to build on and further develop our service provision in mental health settings across the UK. We are seeking experts in the field of mental health and people with lived experience to support this work, helping us to develop a deeper understanding of what works well in a variety of mental health settings, including children and young people, adults and older people’s services.

Steering group members will be asked to commit to attending an online meeting every two months, between November 2022 and April/May 2023. Three meetings in total. Meetings will be between 1 – 2 hours with updates for review issued in advance and recommendations for actions to be taken during the meetings.

Members will work with and receive support from our project evaluator(s), Head of Music Delivery and regional project leads, and have the opportunity to input to the delivery and evaluation of the project. Any travel costs for in person meetings will be covered. All steering group members will also receive a copy of the final evaluation report and recommendations.

How to register your interest

Read the full brief before registering your interest. Please send a brief email detailing who you are, why you are interested in taking part and your relevant experience or expertise. Emails should be send to the Live Music Team at

Closing date is Friday 25 November 2022 at midday.

We will be confirming group participants w/c 28 November 2022.

More information

If you work in a mental health setting, please do spread the word by downloading a poster to promote our new steering group. You can also find more information about the steering group in our full brief.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Live Music Team via email to

With thanks to the Peter Sowerby Foundation for funding this project.

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