Sound Young Minds

The ability to reach beyond through music creation is a massive and treasured gift that CLS bring. The progression of the whole project over time is magnificent: it unfolds and develops continually. Long may it continue.

Staff at the Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School

Who we work with

Sound Young Minds works with young people in psychiatric hospitals, where there is a clear need for creative engagement. Participants direct the focus of the programme through carefully led consultations throughout the year ensuring that youth voice is at the core of our work. All project sessions are participant-led, with the young people working alongside our artists and steering the direction of the workshop.

Our partners

  • The Maudsley and Bethlem Hospital School, including the Snowsfield Adolescent Unit, Intensive Treatment Programme, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Acorn Lodge and Bethlem Adolescent Unit, and Enhanced Treatment Service
  • Lavender Walk Adolescent Unit
  • The Pilgrim Pathways School including the Croft Centre and Darwin Centre in Cambridge
  • Springfields School
  • London East Alternative Provision

The next generation of music leaders

As part of our work, we also work with Fellows from the Royal Academy of Music Open Academy and with young leaders from RAW Materials Brixton, to ensure that the next generation of music leaders are skilled in working in this way.

a collage of two images of people in hospital experimenting with instruments and music
two musicians playing for someone that is in bed

How we work

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