The Wellbeing Choir takes an holistic approach to promoting and maintaining good mental and physical health through singing. It is a choir open to the whole community though aimed at supporting individuals, suffering with, or recovering from a mental illness or chronic medical disability. Many members are vulnerable adults who experience difficulties in every day life and who would otherwise be isolated and socially marginalised. However, we also welcome anyone from the local community that loves to sing!
The choir enhances the lives of its members and also reaches out to the wider community by performing in places that have little or no contact with the outside world-such as secure mental health units. We also perform at fun days where carers, friends and family attend. Singing at events such as the turning on of the Solihull Christmas lights raises mental health awareness. We have also been invited to health conferences, this creates opportunities for clinicians and service users to meet outside of a clinical setting. In fact, choir picks up where the clinicians leave off.
Members of the choir are mental health service users, carers, professionals and other members of the community from diverse backgrounds. With an inclusive philosophy the choir uses music to embrace and include people from all ages and all walks of life. Our choir is free of charge to anyone wishing to join and participate.
Read our Constitution by clicking on the pdf link:
We had our first AGM in November 2017, click on the links to the left to view the minutes from this meeting and our income statement for FY 2016/17