This website uses cookies to help us understand the way visitors use our website. We can't identify you with them and we don't share the data with anyone else. If you click Reject we will set a single cookie to remember your preference. Find out more in our privacy policy.

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.

More information


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.