Where we work

Since 2003 we’ve supported over 6500 people with additional needs in challenging circumstances in over 80 prisons, YOIs, secure hospitals, detention centres, and community settings.

We work with people across society including:

at risk young people, people with disabilities, people convicted of offences, asylum-seekers and refugees, music students and businesses. The transformative power of gamelan has such a positive and empowering impact with all the people we work with.

We started out in 2003 working in secure settings such as prisons and then in secure hospitals a few years later. By 2010 we had broadened our approach to work with people in Immigration Removal Centres.

We realised the positive impact that taking part on a Good Vibrations course can have, so in 2009 we began working in community settings, with ex-offenders in probation centres, with young people at risk of offending and with people with mental health issues. Nowadays Good Vibrations works across the community, bringing the beautiful sounds of gamelan to school children, the long-term unemployed, army-veterans, and to people with disabilities and their carers.