SYHO North Steering Group
Aims of the group
To work towards establishing a branch of Sing Your Heart Out in North Norfolk providing singing workshops on a regular basis.
To make this a valuable resource for local people, both those with and those without mental health problems, where they can come and enjoy themselves and be made welcome, and somewhere that people working in mental health know they can send or bring people for a beneficial therapeutic activity that will help in their recovery process and promote their long term mental wellbeing.
To ensure that these workshops are well known locally.
Work of the group
Organise and attend (where possible) the 12 taster sessions being held in 5 locations on Monday afternoons between March and June 2017 .
Get other people and organisations involved.
Encourage users and ex-users of mental health services to get involved.
(on the Steering Group, to become Committee members, to volunteer to help at sessions, and, of course, to come along and sing, whichever would be appropriate for them)
Publicise the taster sessions.
(Press, radio, posters, fliers, local magazines, presentations, word of mouth, whatever you can come up with
Identify a suitable venue for future workshops, using feedback from the 12 taster sessions (The final decision will be made by our musical director)
Form a committee who will sign a constitution, open a bank account, raise funding for future sessions and be responsible for the future running of SYHO (North).
The committee should have about 6-10 people, include current or ex-service users, with a Chair, a Secretary and a Treasurer.
As much training and help as necessary will be given to committee members by the rest of SYHO. They will not be left unsupported
Everyone should enjoy themselves while doing these things. SYHO is fun. There will be chocolate biscuits.