Singing for Wellbeing: Are you struggling to deal with life at the moment? Do you often feel lonely? Suffering from depression? Do you have health problems? Are you recently bereaved? Maybe you have dementia? Or are just fed up with things at the moment? Or do you just love singing?
Come and join us at Healing Voices!
Music and singing, particularly in a group can really help. Did you know that research shows that singing is good for you physically, emotionally and intellectually?
🎶Come along for an hour of fun singing, with all music provided, followed by a cuppa and biscuits🎶
😊Ditton Community Centre 3.30pm- 5pm😊
Usually the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Fantastic singing workshop on Sunday at All Saints Church! Thank you to Chaz Bedford for these lovely photos of the workshop and Healing Voice members leading everyone in a rousing sing song of Sweet Caroline 🎉
See below for dates of the sessions
14th, 28th September
12th, 26th October
9th, 23rd November
I have a treat in store for you for our very special Christmas session on 14th December – Christmas singing and a mindful zentangle workshop! – in the main Oaken Hall.
Look it up if you don’t know what zentangle is!
Spread the word – everyone welcome!
Andy is a recently retired Metropolitan Police Constable having served 25 years with the MPS. The majority of Andy’s service saw him deployed with SCO19, the Mets Specialist Firearms Command. During this time Andy and his colleagues faced many challenges to their resilience. He became heavily involved in Trauma Support and is a Mindfulness and Meditation Coach. Andy is currently the chair of Gravesend Art Group, a resident artist at the Art Is For All Cooperative in Gravesend and is dedicated to improving the wellbeing of people through art and creativity.
Thank you to all those who sang in our recording of ‘Thank you for Being a Friend’ as part of Dementia Awareness in July. Many thanks to Paul for recording this for us….
In March we were awarded £300 for resources from Andrew Kennedy, a Kent Mental Health Champion. Chas Bedford took some wonderful photos of the session. 😊
“I really enjoy Healing Voices! You don’t have to be good at singing, we just really have a laugh! I always come away happier.”
“A friendly, welcoming group which lifts our spirits. Singing makes us happy Good to meet others and Kathryn makes it so fun! We always end up laughing!”
“Very relaxing, enjoyable sessions Very welcoming. Enjoy meeting new people and having tea, coffee and biscuits.”
“Pain has kept me indoors for so long. Whilst singing the pain subsides. Thank you Healing Voices.”