Events & Courses
International, UK
Music for Wellbeing: Supporting mothers and babies escaping domestic violence in a safehouse environment
05 December 2022
Sound Connections is hosting this online workshop, led by Nicola Tagoe and Rebecca Trivett, that offers participants the insights gained from the POWWA music project that took place within a mother and baby safe house/refuge in East London

Drawing on research on music and domestic violence, music and trauma, and music therapy, the project aimed to support the development of emotional wellbeing for both parents and babies, using music as a vehicle to reconnect with their own sense of creative identity and relationship to others. The project was made possible through support from the Sound Connections ‘Innovate’ scheme.

This workshop offers participants a valuable insight into the learning gained from the project, along with the processes of devising and running the project from a music leader’s perspective. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect, share and discuss throughout the session.

Topics covered:

  • How to support the emotional needs of the mother and babies and build trust within this environment.
  • Sensitivities around leadership roles and giving a voice to participants.
  • Ethical considerations when working in this setting.
  • Insight into approaching a music intervention within this area of the community.

The workshop runs from 10am-12pm.

Cost: £25 – Individuals/freelancers; £35 – Organisations with a turnover of less than £100k; £45 – Organisations with a turnover of more than £100k

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