Just Be You!
It has been well-recognised that the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions have had a negative impact on mental health and wellbeing across the community including children’s mental health with primary school children particularly affected.
Music, along with other art forms is increasingly valued for its perceived health benefits and we know that participation in live music seems to have a capacity to change the way that people think and feel and that group singing mediates fast social bonding, bringing classmates closer together, which may be helpful at a time when social distancing has prevented normal social activities.
Just Be You! uses music and creative expression to celebrate being uniquely ourselves, with an aim to encourage good mental health and wellbeing for children and young people. The programme included an introductory workshop with a series of creative activities, ongoing support and lead to each school recording their very own Just Be You! version of the song. Each school’s recording has been combined to create a community single, with a short visual to accompany (adhering to government guidelines) and sharing with the world that it is ok to Just Be You!
Download the PDF HERE for more information on how the you may record your own version of the song. We are also looking for local choirs however big or small to work with to create another version so contact Beth, our Arts & Wellbeing Coordinator for more information EMAIL