Who we are
Good Vibrations changes lives through music. We work with some of the most vulnerable and hard to reach people in the UK, in secure settings and in the community. We are best known for using the Indonesian gamelan, a magnificent set of brass gongs, xylophones and drums. Our expert team of facilitators support participants to grow in confidence, deepen their communication and social skills and develop more positive self-identities.
Good Vibrations has demonstrated the way it can win the confidence of people from all backgrounds and work with them to achieve outcomes that they could never have expected… For me the most important benefits are the building of a more positive sense of self and the creation of optimism about what might be achieved in the future
Peter Wright, Director of Forensic Services at Nottinghamshire NHS Mental Healthcare Trust
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is of a safer and more-empathetic UK, where vulnerable people, including those convicted of offences, are given the chance to become valued members of society, and to forge fulfilling, constructive lives. Although a charity of our size can only play a small role, we believe that through our direct delivery and our advocacy we can promote and, in part, realise this vision.
As a result of our vision, our mission is to inspire vulnerable people with complex needs to see what they are capable of, to motivate them, and to give them the tools to build more positive futures.
We do this through communal music-making projects that: grow confidence and motivation; support the development of transferable life and work skills; help people become more engaged in learning and constructive activity; improve well-being; enable people to see themselves with positive self-identities and positive futures; and develop musical skills.
We have a reputation for being professional and effective, particularly when working with individuals with extremely complex needs, whom other interventions have failed to engage.
- Bill Bailey, Lord Ramsbotham and Rahayu Supanggah support our work as patrons
- We’re a Registered UK Learning Provider and recognised OCN Qualification Centre
- We were awarded National High Secure Prison Effective Intervention Status in 2010
- We have a robust set of policies and procedures, which are implemented and regularly monitored. These define our guiding principles, create structure, guide decision-making and ensure uniform standards throughout the organisation. Get in touch if you are interested in reading or discussing any of our policies