Places still available for SBBA’s second online wellbeing workshop

Thursday 19 May 2022

There are still places available for next Tuesday (24 May) evening’s mental health and wellbeing workshop which will be via Zoom, starting at 7pm.

Led by Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) instructor and advocate Tabby Kerwin, the first part of the course covers mental health awareness before moving on to wellbeing and self-care with a specific focus on the needs of musicians (see earlier post here).

SBBA was the first brass band organisation in the United Kingdom – and possibly the world – to make fully subsidised mental health awareness training available to all its members.

The first mental health and wellbeing workshop was held virtually last June and was attended by 18 people. Feedback from the event was extremely positive and a Facebook group for delegates has since been set up as a support network.

Bands are asked to contact event organiser Lesley Crumlish at with their nominated attendee(s). While free course spaces are limited to one per band, further places are available at a cost of £30/head should bands have more than one interested party.

It is hoped that, in the development of a sound mental health culture, each band will appoint a designated Wellbeing Champion, who not only has an understanding of common mental health issues and the ability to spot early warning signals, but also possesses the skills to promote positive wellbeing and the confidence to support a person in distress.


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