This project offered music therapy sessions to adults with learning disabilities, autism, or mental health difficulties.
Our goal was to reach people who were isolated and anxious, to renew their motivation to engage in relationships with others through music and rebuild their confidence by playing with others in similar circumstances.
We delivered this project through online or face to face 1:1 sessions followed by group music making.
Number of participants: 40
What did the participants say?
“You could see quickly the therapeutic results. It is an amazing experience as you can be however you are and that acceptance by the therapist with the creative side of working on a song or a group of sounds it was very profound for me and it could transform the anxiety”
“Mood lifted, mental health improved for the rest of the week….. this has helped me relax a great deal and take a deep breath”
“I felt better, it got my feelings out”
What were the benefits of this project?
100% of participants felt listened to by the Music Therapist
100% felt more relaxed at the end of the session
100% felt able to express themselves well (or very well) through the music
88% felt better able to manage their day after the session
With thanks to Awards For All, Sussex Crisis Fund and Brighton and Hove City Council for the funding to deliver this project.
Belltree Music Therapy helps vulnerable people across Sussex to connect through music.
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