A Mental Health Break

How Music and Creativity Improve Mental Health: Across the Pond with T.I.M.E.

May 24, 2022 Vincent A. Lanci/ Mike Barnes Season 9 Episode 8
A Mental Health Break
How Music and Creativity Improve Mental Health: Across the Pond with T.I.M.E.
Show Notes

Does music and creativity play a large role in your life? Or, are you looking for new ways to improve your mental health? This is the show for you.

We are joined by Mike Barnes of T.I.M.E- an Essex based music charity focussing on developing the lives of those with disabilities and long-term mental health issues.

Throughout their work within the Basildon community, they have created a range of music-based workshops and classes such as therapeutic and sensory based relaxation sessions, Songwriting workshops, instrument tuition and classes that target the importance of musical skill, confidence, and motor and speech development.

One member who has benefitted from T.I.M. E’s services is Gary, a man who suffers with autism and has had previous struggles with alcoholism and homelessness, who has now turned his life around and fronts his own band Caged Arts, holding shows and gigging around the country.

Having most recently performed in ‘Autisms Got Talent’ with his band, Gary has spent the last 7 years working with T.I.M.E and now even helps to assist the workshops and classes, he’s a real product of how effective these charities can be for individuals and so thought it could be an inspiring story to share.

Meet Our Guest: Picking up an instrument opened a whole new world for me. It gave me a passion, a purpose, it led me to meeting some of the most amazing people that have remained my closest friends until today, it gave me confidence, an emotional release, and something to be proud of.

Being a part of TIME is about providing that same opportunity to others. My aim when I walk out the door everyday is to bring happiness, joy and wellbeing to as many people as possible, thats what TIME is all about.

Website: https://www.timemusiccharity.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timeessex


This is A Mental Health Break - the podcast where we normalize the conversation on mental health. You are not alone. Advocates and Professionals stop by each Tuesday since January 2020 to share their journey, tips to improve their mental health, and much more.

After Host Vincent A. Lanci suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) he learned that he needed to prioritize my mental health. He wants to help you do the same.

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