Creating new musical activity to improve mental health and well-being
Can you help us to grow and develop our programmes to support mental health and wellbeing?
Sage Gateshead’s mission is to play an active part in contemporary culture, community and place through music. We achieve this with people of all ages and walks of life, as an international music organisation deeply rooted in the North.
At a time when social isolation and the economic impacts of Covid-19 a health concern nationally, we know that music can play a role in supporting mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that people who play a musical instrument, or sing, with a group report enjoyment, relaxation and stress reduction, together with stronger social networks.
Almost 5,000 people a year play an instrument or sing in a choir at Sage Gateshead. Even while our building is closed Sage Gateshead is connecting people of all ages with music, music-making and with each other, online.