On June 23rd 2021, Spirit of 2012 hosted a virtual summit to share practical guidance on how to design and implement music programmes which improve wellbeing and reduce loneliness for unpaid female carers
MyMusic was part of the Carers’ Music Fund, a fund that gave female carers across the UK opportunities for creative expression through music-making.
The project in numbers
MyMusic was led by Northamptonshire Carers, and delivered a variety of music-making sessions including percussion, music technology and song-writing.
The project ran tailored sessions for four different groups of women: 50+ carers who have already joined a choir, young carers aged 7-17, families where there are mothers and daughters splitting caring responsibilities between them, and women caring for a loved one with dementia.
As with all of the Carers’ Music Fund projects, MyMusic prioritised the wellbeing of its participants. At the end of each cohort, events were held to bring people together, celebrate the music produced and the skills developed.
Read the MyMusic spotlight in the Northampton Chronicle here.
- Give female carers the opportunity for creative expression through music-making.
- Examine the effect of participatory music projects on the wellbeing of carers.
- Increase wellbeing and reduce loneliness for female carers.
Insights in action
MyMusic was part of the Carers’ Music Fund, giving female carers across the UK opportunities for creative expression through music-making.