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MC2 - a mini conference on Musical Inclusion and Mental Health

Event description

Sage Gateshead is delighted to present MC², the first in a new series of mini conferences for Music Leaders, music teachers, project workers and musicians working with children and young people that are experiencing challenging circumstances.

MC² will include presentations, workshops, insights and a panel discussion on the topic of Musical Inclusion and Mental Health. Delegates will come away with new knowledge, insight, skills and contacts.

MC² will be practical in focus: workshops from a Mental Health First Aid representative and CNTW (Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust) will demystify the language surrounding mental health, build awareness of signs and symptoms and walk through approaches to supporting young people experiencing social, emotional or mental health challenges in musical settings.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to speak to charities including Help Musicians UK – who provide extra support for professional musicians at crucial stages of their career and Tiny Changes – set up by the family of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison to raise awareness of children and young people’s mental health issues.

The Children’s Society will open the event with highlights from their 2019 ‘Good Childhood Report’ and join the closing panel, which will also include representatives from the above organisations, who will offer responses to questions submitted by delegates.

Places are limited so advanced booking is essential.

50% discount for Youth Music funded organisations, use code MC250

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