09 September 2010

Prestigious performance to celebrate mental health

A group of mental health staff and service users in Bristol are holding a concert starring the renowned Bristol Male Voice Choir to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

The group, who work for or use the services of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust at Southmead Hospital, decided to team up with the choir after seeing the hugely positive impact that music has on people experiencing mental health problems.

The concert will take place on the evening of Friday 8 October the Fry Club in Keynsham and tickets will cost £5. Doors will open at 7.00pm with the performance starting at 7.30pm.

Jan Morris, modern matron, explained, "We were absolutely delighted that Bristol Male Voice Choir agreed to help us celebrate mental health and raise awareness of mental health issues. Music can be hugely beneficial to improving and maintaining good mental health. Just having a good sing along to the radio can help to raise someone's mood so to have this choir, who have toured globally and performed at great venues including New York's Carnegie Hall, performing for us will be very special indeed.

"We are really looking forward to the programme the choir are preparing for our celebration, which will also include a soloist. Money raised from the event will be used to fund sessions with a musician for service users at our wards at Southmead."

Peter Davies, chairman of the Bristol Male Voice Choir said, "It is well known that music can have a very powerful emotional effect and this World Mental Health Day celebration is a great opportunity to highlight that. Working with Jan and her team has also helped choir members to increase our own understanding of mental health issues."

Tickets are available from the Gloucester House reception, Southmead Hospital, telephone 0117 323 4147 or from Jan Morris, telephone 07768 300303 (cash or cheque only - cheques should be made payable to 'AWP NHS Trust').

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