Community Music Wales

Community Music in Mental Health Settings

Who is it for?

Community musicians with some experience of workshop leading in community settings, who would like to increase their knowledge and skills to work in mental health settings.

Musicians with experience as Mental Health professionals or service users who would like to bring their musical experience into mental health settings.

Course Dates:

Cardiff – June 10th, 11th, 17th, 24th, 25th

Carmarthen – July 10th, 18th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Rhyl – September 9th, 10th, 16th, 23rd, 24th

The course will cover:

  • Creating, adapting and leading appropriate musical activities for people with mental health problems
  • Increasing confidence in working with vulnerable or distressed people
  • Understanding the boundaries of the role of a community musician; what is and isn’t your responsibility, when to ask for help.
  • How to include and empower people in groups
  • An introduction to some of the issues faced by mental health service users.
  • Group leadership and development
  • Planning and flexible working
  • Managing expectations in groups
  • Communicating effectively with agencies and institutions
  • Giving and receiving feedback, including reflecting on own practice.

 

N.B. The course will not cover diagnosing or curing mental health conditions or music therapy training.

As well as tutor-led practical exercises and discussions, there will be a strong element of shared and collaborative learning, with small and large group tasks, teaching practice and research. We will also encourage structured feedback reflective practice as a lifelong tool for best practice.

Alongside the course, trainees will be offered the opportunity to attend a placement in an existing community music workshop in a mental health setting.

Outline

Session 1:  Intro to course, ground rules, including confidentiality. Intros to each other and experience, self-assessment. What is mental health?  Statistics on incidence of mental illness and attitudes.

Session 2:  The role of a community musician in mental health settings, boundaries, asking for help, keeping yourselves and others safe. Possible relevant video of experience and what this means for our work.

Session 3:  Adapting and creating musical activities.  What is the same and what is distinctive about working in mental health settings? Sharing experiences, adapting exercises to suit the context.

Session 4: Adapting and creating musical activities part 2. Pair/small group tasks.

Session 5: Planning/flexibility – importance of planning (avoiding disasters). Need for flexibility.

Session 6: Working with agencies – communicating with agencies to ensure effective practice, dealing with problems, assertiveness.

Session 7: Teaching practice

Session 8: Teaching practice

Session 9: Dealing with challenging situations – Case studies e.g. dealing with group member not participating, someone in distress, someone being aggressive and threatening, someone unable to focus (possibly due to drugs or alcohol).

Session 10: What next – putting skills into practice- project planning, self-assessment, peer assessment. Final questions.

For further details and an application form, please contact – 

Johanna Williams
Cynorthwyydd Prosiect a Gweinyddwr 
| Project Assistant and Administrator
Cerdd Gymunedol Cymru | Community Music Wales 
ffon | tel: 029 2083 8060

ebost/ Email: [email protected]

www.communitymusicwales.co.uk 

 

 

Make your music make a difference

Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?

Then our accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

We have a 5 day course throughout March in Le Pub in Newport. Contact us for more details or visit our website: communitymusicwales.co.uk/

Dates: 5th, 6th, 12th, 19th and 20th of March

Community Music Wales

Upcoming Training

Community Music Wales will be running an introductory Community Music Tutor Training course in Llanrwst on 27th & 28th November 2017.
 
This is a two day practical course designed to give an understanding of community music and a taste of Community Music Tutor Training. This course is also useful to those who work with community groups and would like to explore using music activity in their work. Thanks to the Arts Council of Wales funding we are able to offer it at the amazing price of £50 (£30 concession).

For more information contact: 

[email protected] | 02920 838060

Community Music Wales – 25 and live

Community Music Wales would like to invite you to join in on an evening of fun, quirky and eclectic participatory music.

“25 and Live” will celebrate CMW’s 25th Birthday and our successes over the past 25 years.  

The evening will include a lineup of community music performers from across Wales including:

Wonerbrass     http://www.wonderbrass.org.uk/

and Ghostbuskers   http://tapemusicandfilm.co.uk/whats-on/ghostbuskers/

as well as some participation and suprises.

Come and help us celebrate this milestone of reaching 25 years of outstanding participatory arts delivery, and also in celebrating the rich diversity of music from communities across Wales.

Tickets are selling out fast so don’t forget to buy yours soon, and remember to bring your Kazoo to join in the fun. 

We sincerely hope you will join us for 2017’s biggest event in participatory arts and an all round fantastic birthday party. 

 

Buy your tickets here:

https://www.seetickets.com/event/25-and-live/tramshed/1121612

Community Music Wales

Workshop Programme for Autumn 2017

CMW are happy to announce a new programme of workshops and services for autumn 2017.

Please click the link below to find a booklet detailing the range of activities Community Music Wales can provide on a bespoke basis.

Click here to view the booklet

All our services can be completely tailored to suit your needs as an individual or organisation and come highly recommended by previous users,

“Community Music Wales has complimented our service by enabling young people to express their ideas and vision through music with a bespoke, citizen centred approach, with award winning results!”
Liz Davidson, Learning Disability Wales.

We hope you will take the time to browse through the extensive range of services we can provide, there’s something to suit everyone.
 
If you wish to book a workshop today, or require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

[email protected]
02920 838060

Community Music Wales

Unit 8, 24 Norbury Road
Fairwater

CardiffCF5 3AU

Community Music Wales Tutor Training

 
 

 

Are you a musician or music teacher interested in learning the skills to become a Community Music tutor?

 

Then this accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme is perfect for you.

Upcoming Training

 5 Day Course in Bangor, 11th, 12th, 18th, 25th and 26th of September.

The course is the only training of its kind in Wales that works towards an accredited certificate focused on workshop delivery.

Following on from this course, there are a limited number of paid placements to shadow one of our tutors, and gain real life experience of a project, to put what you’ve learnt into practice.

CMW are looking for music tutors of all levels; those with some experience, musicians new to the practice, those who are just curious about Community Music Tuition, and experienced tutors who may want to gain accreditation, extend your portfolio or brush up on certain aspects of your work.

If you would like any further information please email us at [email protected] or phone 02920 838060

Community Music Wales

Music Can Be The Breakthrough

At Community Music Wales we use music as a tool to enable people to express themselves. We have helped over 50,000 people in communities across Wales over the last 25 years.

Our tutors are musicians equipped with skills from our accredited Community Music Tutor Training programme. If then taken on, they work on a paid, freelance basis.

Upcoming Training

We have spaces available on our forthcoming training course in Bangor in September and we’d love to help you make your music make a difference.

For more information click here or contact:  [email protected] | 02920 838060

Community Music Wales

Forum Theatre Training

forum-theatre30th January – 3rd February 2017

New Life Church, Fairwater, Cardiff.

Led by Iwan Brioc, renowned Forum theatre practitioner and trainer.

Community Music Wales will run Forum Theatre training in Cardiff. The training is for anyone interested in using theatre as a tool to engage participants in debate and social change with communities; theatre practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, youth workers. No experience necessary.

Throughout this five day course, participants will investigate the theory and practice of Forum Theatre. A number of simple games and exercises centred on trust, confidence and group integration will be introduced.  Participants will look at how to devise a Forum Theatre piece and how to conduct a public Forum session. The training will culminate with a performance of the Forum Theatre pieces devised by the group to an invited audience of friends. Reference will also be made to Legislative Theatre practice. Legislative Theatre is a method in which Forum Theatre is used as a basis for the formulation of policy, rules or legislation, in any body from school to government.

Places are limited. Cost: £195 (£145 concessions)

To book a place and for further information please contact Community Music Wales at [email protected]

Tel: 029 2083 8060