WHAT IS BELONG TO SONG?
Belong to Song is a weekly music session for those with lived experience of mental illness.
Each session is attended by participants in various stages of recovery and with a wide range of musical abilities. Supported by a peer facilitator and professional musician working together to engage participants in music making. All musical genres are welcome and appreciated.
Many participants share original songs, improvise with the band, or bring lyrics or melodies that facilitators help complete.
Everyone who wants to perform has an opportunity. Some participants come to play an instrument or sing, others just to listen.
Belong to Song participants come from CMHA Middlesex, My Sisters' Place, the Prevention & Early Intervention for Psychoses Program (PEPP), Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams, Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care, and other mental health agencies in the London region.