Playful People Making Change

SUSSEX & London

Author name: Hannah Dunster

Summer in Japan!

We are so happy to share that news of Soundcastle has travelled as far as Japan over the last month! Photo Credit: Shu Tomioka We were delighted to host Sohei Ide, a Senior Feature Writer from Kyodo News to our People’s Music programme in Sussex. He flew in from Tokyo specifically to take part in …

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Soundcastle Director Hannah Dunster

First Aid for Mental Health

Soundcastle now offers certified training in First Aid for Mental Health. Why do we think this is important? Because we believe that every setting is a mental health setting. Some contexts might be more obvious than others. But anyone can be affected by a mental health condition. Recognising the warning signs can help to support …

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What’s in a Circle?

As community musicians, many of us are used to the circle being at the core of our practice.   “Ok everyone, welcome! Great to see you… Can I ask that we all come and stand in a circle?   That’s right… just make sure that you’re comfortable, check that your feet are a hip’s width …

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Safe Havens for Music Making

“I love music. If my mental health is not good, music always helps me.” ESYPS resident Following 18 months of making music in supported accommodation for young parents and their children, we’ve taken a moment to reflect on our brilliant local partnerships and the vital importance of providing safe havens for young people in challenging …

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