Sharing good vibrations
Due to covid-19 most of our music projects in prisons, secure hospitals and the community have been on hold. We have started small scale face-to-face work again in three settings and hope to do more soon. Meanwhile, we’ve worked with participants, our team and supporters to create innovative, thought-provoking and entertaining online activities, radio and TV, to help people stay well and creative. Click an image to have a closer look.
We are supporting current and past participants through:
- Being a friendly, familiar voice, checking in on how they are doing through calls and letters.
- Offering support through our Keep in Touch programme, identifying any help we can give in relation to progression or practical barriers in their way.
- Letting them know about a wide range of support that Good Vibrations and other organisations offer, with help to access it if needed.
We are also using this time to
- Work collaboratively with peer organisations – learning from each other, sharing best practice, initiating exciting new projects, and supporting each other.
- Develop engaging communications materials that help people better understand what we do, what gamelan is, and which engage participants’ family in our work.
We’re very pleased to be working face-to-face again with very small groups/individuals at three locations:
- Bethlem Royal Hospital, London
- HMP Wormwood Scrubs Inpatient Unit
- With a community group in Nottingham as part of our Resonate project
These are small steps, but important for those taking part, many of whom have been extremely isolated for many weeks. We look forward to increasing our face-to-face work as conditions and safety allow, and supporting more vulnerable people in person.