Today (10 October) is World Mental Health Day. It is the day to spread awareness and talk about it. Mental health and emotion well being is as important as good physical health. There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems, people feel uncomfortable and don’t talk about them much.
According to research singing in groups is very beneficial for your mental well being. Singing helps your confidence, value, and sense of belonging. It also builds strong bonds in the community. Choir singing can have substantial benefits in aiding the recovery of people with a history of serious mental health problems.
Working with different choirs every day I have noticed how much improvement singing together brings to me and the people around me. Spending just a few hours together and singing our hearts out I can see people's mood lift, forget their daily problems and just be free for a few moments during the day. There is no better feeling than to watch someone come stressed and leave dancing and smiling. Every week beautiful life long-lasting friendships and even families are built in our choir.
Soul Symphony choir is joining World Mental Health Day, we are trying to encourage everyone around us to be more open and share their problems. We joined thousands of schools, offices, companies and community groups wearing yellow and a green bow to raise vital funds for YoungMinds.
Come join us and see for yourself. Let's build a stronger and healthier community together