The Canterbury Group meets every Thursday at 5-6pm 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 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. Each year we get together for a Christmas meal (also not compulsory!).
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, mental health diagnosis and severity. 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