Wellbeing Community Choir
The Wellbeing Choir takes an holistic approach to promoting and maintaining good mental health through singing. The choir is open to the whole community but is aimed at supporting individuals, suffering with, or recovering from a mental illness – it’s appeal is universal.
What is Wellbeing Community Choir?
The choir aims to help people suffering from mental illnesses, as well as their carers, friends and family, by singing, which helps with their recovery and integration back into society. The choir also aims to reduce mental health stigma by singing at local community events, and also at hospital sites, secure units and dementia wards around Birmingham to take music to those who might otherwise be unable to access it.
The choir has been running for 6 years, supporting over 150 members since starting in Ladywood, a place which has shown a high prevalence for depression. For many members, the choir is their only form of social interaction or structured activity during the week. Attending the choir helps them open up and share their feelings, helping to overcome negative emotions through the joy song.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
The Wellbeing Community Choir sadly lost their council funding. If successful, the LoveBrum funding would be used to cover the rental costs for the choir’s rehearsal venues. This would provide them with a much needed life line and ensure that they can continue their work for another two years.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Wellbeing Community Choir?
Keeley Anne Evans, Treasurer
Tel: 0784 192 4289