City of London Sinfonia

Wellbeing through Music at Bethlem and Maudsley

Young people come to Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital from all over the UK to receive treatment for mental health illnesses. CLS musicians have the unique ability to engage these young people and others in need in interactive music activities contributing to their overall mental health and wellbeing.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (286818)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,000

Amount raised

£20,050

Donations

46

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Situation

Living with a mental illness can make social interaction with others challenging and being away from friends and family can also make it hard to adjust to a new environment.

Solution

Our Bethlem and Maudsley project is part of our Wellbeing through Music programme at CLS. The aim of our Wellbeing programme is to build people's self-esteem and social skills through positive interpersonal relationships, to decrease anxiety and stress by channeling creative energy into making music together. Singing songs, playing instruments and creating new songs together has already demonstrated a tangible, positive impact.

  • Our young people are very individual, and often struggle being part of a group. Music facilitates those social skills that we‚Äôre trying to teach in class: listen, take turns, wait. In CLS‚Äôs music sessions, you could see that in evidence all the time.

    — Petra, Assistant Headteacher, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

  • Our young people are very individual, and often struggle being part of a group. Music facilitates those social skills that we’re trying to teach in class: listen, take turns, wait. In CLS’s music sessions, you could see that in evidence all the time.

    — Petra, Assistant Headteacher, Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School