I first joined SYHO at the end of 2005. I had been seeing a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist through my local GP who suggested I went along. I used to sing and act professionally but stopped because of ongoing vocal difficulties. Coming along to SYHO has helped me to reconnect with the joy of singing again. If I turn up feeling unhappy or in discomfort, the singing and being in such a supportive environment help to lift me and create a window where those troubles are forgotten. I feel lighter and come away feeling like I've had fun. I have started to write my own songs again and am recording in a studio. These things now feel possible, when for a long time the door had felt closed.


Sarah Jenkin