Raw Sounds is a programme of music and creative media sessions for people with mental health needs, 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:
Although Raw Sounds is not music therapy, we recognise 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 programme please contact Indi and Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that programme managers work part time so are unable to answer queries by phone, though will respond to emails as soon as possible.
If you would like to refer a client, please download this referral form.
RAW SOUNDS TESTIMONIES
“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
RAW SOUNDS BLOG
The Raw Sounds team lead a workshop about supporting participants with mental health needs for the Challenging Circumstances Music Network last week.
December 21st, 2015
Raw Sounds presented their new work to a packed house at at Brixton’s POW club on Tuesday December 1st. Hosted by Infecta and Floetic Lara Lee. the 3 hour show was a stunning succession of musical talent from the mental health ...
December 3rd, 2015
Comic Relief and Lloyds Bank Foundation has awarded our Raw Sounds mental health programme another 3 years of funding! This is fantastic news and will enable us to keep this essential service going in Lambeth. We have reached full ...
October 30th, 2015
Raw Sounds put on the best show we have seen last night in the Live Room at Raw. Packed to the roof, the two hour show was non stop new tunes, amazing performances and live music, all hosted by Lara Lee fresh from The Voice, or, as we ...
March 30th, 2015
Part of my job is to help the young people we work with to find meaningful and fulfilling activities in their own communities, that they can pursue on discharge, and that help them during their recovery journey. The young people that ...
February 3rd, 2015
Raw Sounds took over the Electric Social venue in Brixton last night with a full on set of new music, comedy and spoken word, plus Raw Fire, big tunes from our in house DJ’s and guest performances from Principal and Dbliski. The ...
December 11th, 2014