Host a project
Perhaps you are considering hosting a Good Vibrations project? We are always keen to develop new partnerships, so more organisations and individuals can benefit from our service.
Explore the website to get a sense of our track record, impact and how we could work with you. Then get in touch to tell us more about your organisation, service-users, and why you’re considering a Good Vibrations project.
We’ll answer your questions, and will ask what you hope to get out of working with us, and if there are any issues we can help your organisation to address. We will tell you more about practical considerations, such as costs and space requirements. And, it can often be helpful to see where you’re thinking about running the course.
We will then create a proposal for you and your team to consider; a bespoke solution, designed to suit your service-users and needs best.
Brings out the best in human relationships; gives service users and staff a forum to experience one another outside their stereotyped roles; normalises power difference in relationships; promotes self-esteem … [and] provides a lived experience of confronting fears and working with the unknown in positive ways.
Randy Ulland, Director of Therapy, HMP Gartree, 2016
The men engaging in the course have loved it. All went to plan on the family day and it was great to see the men’s children playing the instruments with their dad. I thought the men taking turns to introduce the music was great. All positive – a great week for the men and staff at Liverpool!
Emma Worrall, Education Manager, HMP Liverpool, 2018
Gamelan and the week was an equaliser and Laurence had a wonderful, natural and free way of relating to the men … It was empowering for the men. They felt respected and valued. They experienced something familiar (in terms of music) but something incredibly new in terms of making such music and trying out the gamelan.”
Rachel Secker, Trainee Psychologist, HMP Hull’s PIPE Unit, 2018
Provides a specifically defined experience, in the here and now – like the whole world exists in that experience. There is a direct relationship between how people create an experience, and them understanding their role in creating their own environment, and starting to understand they have an influence on their surroundings.
National Offender Management Service Senior Commissioning Manager, 2016
What has changed for me with gamelan, is that now if someone suggests something, I’ll say yes, I’ll give it a go. Cos. If I can do gamelan, I can do anything! Good Vibrations was a catalyst to push me forward; I’ve joined a walking group with people with mental illnesses and I’ve started a City and Guilds NVQ.
A participant, 2015
What will it cost?
Exact costs will depend on your location, the duration of the project you want, and elements you want to include, e.g. if you want participants to gain nationally-recognised qualifications.
To give you a rough guide, our intensive, week-long projects typically work out as £150-£400 per participant (with us usually working with 15-20 participants at a time).
You can commission us directly to run courses with you, or you can become a project partner on our funding applications to trusts and foundations. With the latter, when we are successful in being awarded a grant, your organisation will only contribute a proportion of overall project costs, with the trust or foundation generously supporting us to cover the remainder.