Tuesday was World Mental Health Day. Caring Together celebrated the day by using it to launch our new singing project which will run for 8 sessions up until the finale event on the 1st December. It has been well documented that group singing has a positive impact upon Mental Health. Recent research has shown that “ people who (sing) in a choir had a stronger sense of being part of a meaningful group and there is a suggestion that there is something unique about the synchronicity of moving and breathing with other people.”
It certainly felt that way on Tuesday at Caring Together. The Singing Project, collaboration between ourselves and the University of Leeds Music Society was a great success and everyone left with a feeling of a time well spent. A huge thanks to all who took part, both members and students and to Lisa Argyle, Hannah Salt, Emma Dolby and Jonathan Chard for all their hard work in organising the project.