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.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stress, anxiety and depression are the biggest cause of sickness absence in our society. Mental ill health is responsible for 91 million working days lost every year.*
Mental ill health costs UK employers £34.9 billion each year, but simple steps to improve the management of mental health in the workplace will allow employers to save 30% or more of these costs.*
1 in 6 employees experience work-related stress, depression or anxiety in the UK.*
One in ten young people experience a mental health issue at any one time.*
For those aged 5-19 suicide is the second most common cause of death,*
A record number of children contacted Childline with suicidal thoughts in 2016/17.*
In an average group of 30 x 15-year olds; 7 are likely to have been bullied, 6 may be self-harming, 1 could have experienced the death of a parent.*
WHY USE OUR DRUMMING FOR HEALTH & WELLBEING WORKSHOPS?
Our workshops have been proven to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, improve mood, bring to the surface what is difficult to express verbally and improve creativity.#
They are fun, peer-reviewed and evidence-based whole person drumming workshops which promote socialisation and ensure a healthy non-strenuous workout.#
Little verbal communication is used so they are ideal for participants with English as an additional language (EAL) and bridge all cultural gaps.
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!
Drumming for Health & WELLBEING 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.
Drumming for Health & WELLBEING workshops in the work-place:
The workshops are flexible in length to suit your setting
Covers a variety of common themes such as stress, anxiety, depression, burn-out and improving camaraderie
Can be one-off experiences for Away-Days or regular work-placed workshops.
SPACE & ACCESS REQUIREMENTS:
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.