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Inclusive Practice in Action - Mental health and wellbeing: How are we coping with our 'New World?'

Thursday 7 April 2022

Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA

Sound Connections will be running our annual Inclusive Practice in Action event in March 2022 at Amnesty International, Shoreditch, London.

The theme for 2022 will be music and mental health / wellbeing. This year’s event has been curated by Brenda Rattray, Sound Connections Guest Curator: Workforce Development Programme. Find out more about Brenda here.

A full list of speakers will be announced in January.


We would like to invite four individuals or organisations to provide a provocation, and host discussions in your area of expertise. Find out more and how to express your interest here.

How are you as practitioners and organisations adapting to the changing mental health needs of children and young people? How are you using music to support young people’s wellbeing, and how do you know this is having an impact? What challenges do you foresee for teachers, practitioners, music organisations working with children and young people over the next five years, and how might we need to adapt? How are you listening to young people’s voice and ensuring they are heard and listened to? And how are you? How are you supporting your own and others’ wellbeing? Are you feeling heard in your workplace / working life?

Who is it for?

  • New and potential leaders in music education
  • PCGE students
  • Classroom, peripatetic and private music teachers
  • Community musicians
  • Early years practitioners
  • Music Education Hub leaders and managers
  • Grassroots music organisation leaders, managers and producers
  • Youth sector staff
  • Funders
  • Policy makers
  • National music education organisation leaders and staff

We particularly welcome individuals who considers themselves a minority, or who have been made to feel ‘other’, whatever stage of your career you are at. We will support you throughout the event with awareness of your psychological safety, as we recognise topics of surrounding mental health and wellbeing are sensitive and can be distressing. We also welcome organisations and individuals from across the sector who wish to develop their understanding of mental health and wellbeing and seek to action change for the better.

Individual practitioner: £45; Organisation band 1 (£100k or under): £75; Organisation band 2 (£100k or over): £100*


We actively encourage teams from organisations to attend our training courses, to facilitate ongoing discussion and change in your workplace. Group discounts are available for organisations sending groups of 3 or more colleagues. Please contact for information.

*We are keen that financial barriers do not prevent practitioners from attending Sound Connections events. We have a number of bursaries available for individuals, freelancers or students who are currently not in employment. If you would like to take advantage of this for this event, please email briefly outlining your employment status, and we will send you a discount code.

If you would prefer to pay via invoice, please contact Emily (


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