Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Inside Stories 3 is a series of 6 weeks arts workshops for people with mental health issues (anxiety, depression, low mood etc.) such as Script-Writing for Well Being, Well Being Choir, Song-Writing and Storytelling.

For more information contact Jenny Davis, Arts Uplift 07946 585978 jenny@artsuplift.co.uk

To book go to www.recoveryandwellbeing.co.uk/Enrolment and search for the start date

Well Being Choir- Thursdays 7.15-8.30pm 16 September to 21 October ONLINE
Join Claire Fowler at the well-being choir for 6 weeks and boost your mood and well-being as you sing to familiar songs together. This choir is suitable for beginners and you don’t need to be a brilliant singer just the willingness to have a go! There is lots of evidence that singing can help with low mood, anxiety and depression.

Leaflet HERE

Song-writing for Well Being Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November 2nd, 9th December 7-8.30pm
This 6 week course which will give you real insight into how to write songs from inception to the completed song.This will give you a platform to say what you want to say. It will be a journey of self discovery and enrichment through music and lyric making.

The sessions will be fun and rewarding serving as a great introduction to the art of song; to help you to create the best versions of the songs that speak through you. We will look at different examples of good songwriting from different artists in styles and genres. You will be assisted though simple exercises that look at lyric creation and musical connections. To learn and develop skills (sometimes without even realising) in a practical way.

By the end of week 6 you will have a complete song of your own (maybe more!).

What you will need –
A mobile phone or device that you can record ideas onto and bring to the class. (If you have a computer at home with some music software on it then that is great but not essential at this stage)
An openness to learning
Some musical experience is welcome but not essential

Learning outcomes
To cultivate more confidence and skill as a songwriter

How to get started. Inspiration and overcoming stumbling blocks. Creating from what we find, creating from what we plant.

To understand some standard song forms and understanding different sections of a song.

How to tell your story through song which will help with your mental health

An introduction to basic computer sequencing skills, how to layer tracks and choose suitable rhythms

How we perform and share our songs.

Aimed at This course is aimed at anyone looking to find creative coping strategies that can improve mental wellbeing.

Course Tutors Professional Artist from Arts Uplift and support volunteer

Duration Six, 1½ hour sessions over consecutive weeks

ONLINE Storytelling for Well Being Thursdays 13,20,27 January 3,10,17 February 2022 7-8.30pm
In this short online course Holly will talk about the significance of stories in our society, before learning simple techniques for weaving our own tales. We will look at how we can use storytelling to reframe life events, build confidence, process our emotions around past life events and to connect with others. Slowly through the weeks we will build on our stories, developing new skills as we go. By the end of the course each participant will have learnt how to tell a compelling story that draws in an audience, as well as exploring ways we can perform our stories to others.

Learning outcomes

To understand and discuss the construction of stories as well as having a good understanding of the practice of storytelling.

To design your own story, have a good understanding of how a compelling story is structured and create some well developed and engaging characters.

They understand how storytelling techniques can be used to support your own wellbeing.

Aimed at This course is aimed at anyone looking to find creative coping strategies that can improve mental wellbeing.

Course Tutors Professional Artist from Arts Uplift and support volunteer

Duration Six, 1½ hour sessions over consecutive weeks