Young People 16-25

⭐️EXTENDED DEADLINE⭐️ Come join creative project on young Black people’s experiences with music and mental health!

Coproduction • Music and mental health • Peer research • Young people

What’s the project?

We are looking to work with young Black people with an interest in music and mental health to co-produce and co-deliver a project over 6-9 months. The project will be co-designed with the aims and outputs being agreed together – the project is likely to explore the therapeutic benefits of music, but also the challenges and difficulties young Black people might face in relation to music and related identities to the music, such as stereotyping.

We will work together to produce creative outputs to tell a narrative about the work from a young person’s perspective, why they chose to explore music and mental health and what they found.
This is where you can get creative – the output could be in the form of a video, a webinar recording, a podcast – something that will be long lasting and easily accessible to help raise awareness around mental health and the role music can play. We could also write a blog and a short report, if they’re suitable for the project.

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  • Be a young Black person aged 16-25 who has an interest in music and mental health
  • Have an interest in research and be willing to learn on the role.
  • Be based in London, or able to travel into London easily for in person meetings

Peer Researchers will be paid £25 per hour. For online meetings, we can also pay a £5 digital data allowance to cover the cost of internet use. For in person meetings we can pay travel expenses.

If you are interested and would like more information on how to apply, please contact me at [email protected] with brief answers to the following questions:

  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your date of birth?
  3. Are you based in the London or able to travel into London for in person meetings?
  4. What is your connection to music and mental health?
  5. Sometimes after talking about topics like mental health, people feel they need a little extra support or someone to chat to. What support do you currently have in place (e.g. supportive friends, family, health professionals or mental health charities)?

 Friday 31st May, 5pm

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