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Understanding Mental Health

Singing for mental health is a broad topic and covers techniques, science, practice, challenges and the stories that help us to succeed together.

In this section we are building a space filled with inspiring stories from amazing practitioners and theray experts and creating a collection of resources to help you in furthuring your own practice. This is a powerful topic and one we are dedicating to supporting our community with.


Explore this set of guides with background information to inform your practice.

Types of Mental Health Condition

Descriptions of mental health conditions that might affect children & young people
Author: Mind charity

Trauma- and Attachment-Informed Practice

An introduction to two of the most important theories underpinning mental health problems
Author: Various sources

About Children & Young People's Mental Health Services

Information about CYPMHS, also known as CAMHS - an important aspect of the mental health system surrounding children & young people
Author: Various sources

About Singing for
Mental Health

Information & resources

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Mental Health Resources for Schools

by Place2Be

Creative wellbeing activities, Children's Mental Health Week resources and more.

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Mental Health Flow Chart


Categorisation of different types of behaviours that could be resent in students, a red, amber & green system and recommendations on what staff should do.

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Classroom Wellbeing Toolkit

by Anna Freud

Simple ways to support students' mental health.

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Childhood Trauma, The Brain and The Social World

by UK Trauma Council

A short guide about the importance of social relationships for mental health.

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General Interest

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For anyone who's interested in the Sing Up Foundation and its work.


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All downloadable documents on the Sing Up Foundation website.


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Your bookmarked pages, collected into one place in your member profile.

They're listening to a rapper talk about certain experiences that they've gone through... how therapeutic just listening to the music is.

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Benjamin Turner

From Inspiring Voices podcast, Season 1

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