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Keep Music in Mind

Vanessa wanted to run a creative music event that also tackled mental health issues for young people.


Vanessa felt that there is a lack of mental health education and practical solutions for young people – so she wanted to run an event to tackle this through:

  • a holistic mental health education on music
  • an understanding of the effects of stress on the mind and body
  • a safe space to discuss sensitive issues
  • awareness of available services to access support

This included presentations, personal stories, panel discussions and practical tips – as well as showcasing young up and coming artists. The team also filmed the sessions and took vox pops so the information could be shared wider.



Music in Mind was a launch music event for Vanessa’s social enterprise, Inside Out, which looks at ways to tackle mental health provision for young people.¬†Vanessa has since appeared on podcasts and the BBC One Show to discuss Inside Out, raising awareness of mental health issues and how they affect BAME young people.


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young people took part

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