2012: Music in Detention

Music in Detention works through music to give voice to immigration detainees and create channels of communication between them, immigration and detention staff, local communities and the wider public. The McPin Foundation provided grant funding for participatory music workshops to improve the well being of immigration detainees.  The workshops aimed to relieve stress and depression, build resilience, reduce the sense of isolation many detainees can feel, improve relationships with staff and place emphasis on reclaiming personal and cultural identify.  This grant reflected our belief in the potential positive impact of short interventions on long term wellbeing of people held in detention.