We are super excited to be back at Plug Studios with one extra room for our ever growing music community. Massive thanks to The Big Lottery and the Brief Community Fund for funding this project. I have already started running weekly music sessions at our local hospital. This is the article they have written about us;
Mind the Gap is back with the healing power of music
Mind the Gap is an inclusive music group, based in Norwich, which runs musical sessions for service users at Hellesdon Hospital.
The group, which offers a friendly, safe, non-judgmental environment to socialise, play music, sing and improve skills on guitar, bass, drums, songwriting and performance, has received funding from The Brief Coommunity Fund to run another 30 sessions in The Haven each week.
Sue Tebble, who was inspired to start Mind the Gap by her own experience of mental ill health and subsequent recovery through music, said the sessions had two main benefits: giving members an opportunity to socialise and, by playing an instrument, to focus on something other than their illness.
“My experience of mental ill health is that you can’t shut your mind; playing music forces you to concentrate and takes you away from your worries for a time. It is a kind of mindfulness practice and very therapeutic,” said Sue, who spent time at Hellesdon following a breakdown nearly 30 years ago.