Music to My Ears (Surrey)
A youth justice diversion project for young people using creative arts.
Young people aged 11-18 years-old | Surrey
Music to My Ears is a youth justice diversion project for young people aged 11 to 18. The service uses music and creative arts to divert at-risk young people who have emotional and wellbeing issues, away from the criminal justice system.
Support is delivered in non-traditional settings – such as music studios, community centres and rehearsal rooms – ensuring that the stigma of mental health is reduced and young people feel empowered to engage with the service.
Key service features
- Using music technology, photography, film making and poetry to engage and start a dialogue with young people where traditional “talking interventions” would not be appropriate.
- 1-2-1 mentoring for young people to identify needs including health needs, family needs, education and employment needs.
- Work to identify issues surrounding their offending and emotional wellbeing issues.
- Mentoring these young people towards better emotional health and increased life choices, giving them the power to succeed.
- Supply and support access to other appropriate services including education, housing, employment and mental health needs.
- Focus on reducing offending and implementing strategies to avoid reoffending.
Referral options for this service
You can refer yourself
You can refer family or a friend
You can refer a client
Referrals are welcome from anyone, including young people who want to refer themselves to the service.
Volunteer and placement opportunities
You can volunteer for this service
You can get a placement at this service
We welcome volunteers who have experience of music production or working with young people in an emotional wellbeing capacity.