Emerging Voices is a music charity based in North Yorkshire that enables adults with lived experience of mental ill health to reach their potential as musicians, in a collaborative and friendly environment. Our vision is to promote social inclusion and empower people who experience mental ill health through music; our mission is to provide quality music-making opportunities. Through such musical participation, we support individuals to improve their general wellbeing and realise their musical aspirations.
Emerging Voices provides musical opportunities such as 1:1 instrumental lessons, open mic- nights, songwriting workshops and weekly choir sessions to a growing number of adults with lived experience of mental ill-health in North Yorkshire. This work has made a crucial impact on the lives of these individuals, as they themselves tell us, helping them to achieve their musical ambitions and improving their social and mental wellbeing.