Published: 21/08/2014 13:52 - Updated: 21/08/2014 14:12

New "Music Is Life" charity initiative for Birchwood

Written byWhat's On Inverness

Birchwood Halloween Fundraiser
A picture from last year's Birchwood Halloween fundraiser. This year's will be organised by the service users themselves.

A new initiative between local charities and music promoters will see people with a background of mental ill health the opportunity to organise a night of live music with local bands.

The “Music Is Life” project has been set up by Birchwood Highland with 2010 Management's Steve Robertson. Participants will include service users of Birchwood Highland and members of HUG (Action for Mental Health).

Emily Stokes-Reid, Birchwood Chief Executive, said: “We’re very appreciative of the learning opportunities and experiences that this project will provide to the individuals taking part.

“It will be fantastic to see the end result and we hope the local community will support the event and show their interest in mental health awareness.”

Steve Robertson said: “I am excited to be part of this project and look forward to working with the participants leading up to the event on October 30th.

“We will cover all natures of putting together a gig from booking acts to promotion to sound production.”

The gig will take place at Hootananny on Thursday October 30th, as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival that has events across Scotland.

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