Inspire-works’ Drumming for Health workshops have been designed by our Musical Director, Mike Simpson, who is a trained REMO HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator, Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator, Mental Health Youth First Aider and an Associate of the Royal Society for Public Health.

  • A fun, peer-reviewed and evidence-based whole person strategy which promotes socialisation and ensures a healthy non-strenuous workout

  • Builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others

  • Uses the drum as a tool for communication and personal expression

  • Can be integrated as a therapeutic strategy in group counselling sessions, support groups, rehabilitation centres, schools, hospitals, retirement homes and more

  • Has been proven effective with children with learning, social and behavioural challenges, children with Autism, ADD/ADHD, as well as those with physical challenges

  • Has been proven to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, improve mood, bring to the surface what is difficult to express verbally and improve creativity

  • Ideal protocol for participants who’ve suffered emotional trauma, as an essential non-verbal form of self-expression.

  • No prior drumming skills are necessary and participation is fully inclusive

Online Drumming for Health programme for Schools:

  • Suite of flexible differentiated workshop videos for primary and secondary aged children

  • Interactive quizzes and discussion starters to support themes covered in the workshop videos

  • Includes British Values and SMSC themes

  • Uses Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Bronze as a framework.


Online Drumming for Health workshops in the work-place:

  • Lunch & Learn-style workshop videos which are flexible in length to suit your setting

  • Suite of online workshops including a variety of common themes such as stress, anxiety, depression, burn-out and improving camaraderie

  • Can be used with any percussion instruments, junk percussion instruments or office stationary!

Drumming For Health Workshop visits:

Our team of trained facilitators can visit your setting to lead bespoke Drumming for Health workshops either as one-off experiences or as a long-term series.


  • A parking place for our van/car as close to the venue as possible

  • A hall or large teaching room (preferably on the ground floor)

  • 30 chairs in a semi-circle

  • Our facilitator will need 30 minutes to set up and 30 minutes to pack away.