About the groups

 

The Canterbury Group meets every Thursday at 5.15-6.15pm in All Saints church, Military Road, Canterbury (next to Royal Mail sorting office).

 

The Whitstable group meets every Friday at 5.30-6.30pm in St Mary’s hall,              Whitstable Umbrella, Oxford Street, Whitstable.
NB: Short breaks around Christmas, Easter and Summer.

The Whitstable group is almost full so please contact Elle to check availability of places before you turn up so as to avoid disappointment.

The groups are led by Elle Caldon, a psychology and counselling graduate and a keen singer who has personal experience of mental health problems and has seen for herself the real benefits that singing can have on wellbeing. The groups have a good ethos of patience and camaraderie as well as offering peer support where appropriate.

If you have mental health problems or are affected by offering care and support to those who do, we would love to welcome you to the group. The groups are open to everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or mental health diagnosis. It is not necessary to be referred by a clinician or other professionals. The groups are free to join.

The groups sing a wide range of repertoire including show songs, spirituals, pop classics and some simple African pieces.

The songs we are currently working on include:

-The Lion sleeps tonight

-Rhythm of life

-Benedictus 

http://www.artshealthandwellbeing.org.uk/case-studies/east-kent-singing-health-network

http://www.rotarycanterbury.org.uk/archive/mustard-seed-2011.html

http://www.canterburypeople.co.uk/Canterbury-s-unsung-heroes-recognised-mayor/story-17015081-detail/story.html