Raw Sounds

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Raw Sounds is a programme of creative media sessions for people accessing mental health services, open to young people and adults between the ages of 16-65 accessing mental health services. A Care Coordinator or Occupational Therapist refers each participant to the programme.


Raw Sounds runs a programme of groups:

             • Music workshops on hospital wards

             • Instrument tuition

             • Women’s group

             • Collaborative music making (over 30s)

             • Collaborative music making (under 30s)

             • Artist development 1:1 sessions


Although Raw Sounds is not music therapy, we recognises the therapeutic benefits often associated with self-expression through a creative channel. Our approach seeks to connect with participants in a humanistic way, where the focus is on recognising people as unique, diverse and resilient individuals, and teach new creative skills through collaboration, peer leadership and exchange.


Raw Sounds participants are able to work with experienced and skilful musicians and filmmakers to create original, professional music and short films. Music facilitators have a good understanding of potential issues and difficulties surrounding mental health and regular staff training is held throughout the year, often in partnership with external mental health organisations.


Raw Sounds is committed to progress and development. If you would like to find out more about our organisation, volunteer, have any suggestions or want to attend one of our training sessions please contact Indi or Hannah using the details provided below.

If you would like to refer a client, please download this referral form.


Raw Sounds Brochure

Raw Sounds Referral Form



“Raw Sounds is a uniquely creative collective with the clients vision at the forefront of everything.”

Sacha Denton, Raw Sounds service user, now a music mentor

“Raw Sounds continues to excel in engaging, encouraging and developing the talents of the people who use our services. The supportive and nurturing environment fosters inspiration and creativity as well as confidence, which helps to illuminate the path to new possibilities in life.”

Jide Ashimi, Vocational Worker LEO Service SLAM NHS Foundation Trust



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