Young people’s music group raising Awareness for Mental Health

Strike A Chord is a collective of young people aged between 12-19 years old in Lowestoft, who are currently supported with free music therapy.

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The local group is co-produced by youth mental health workers at Lowestoft’s young persons hub The Junction, and community production company Sunrise Studios.

The young people hope to raise money and awareness this Christmas for charity, whilst sharing the important work the charity does to support other young people like themselves with free mental health support within the local hub.

As part of this aspirational project which has helped boost the wellbeing and confidence of 15 young people that benefit from it, they have also been experimenting with writing and learning music and how to play instruments throughout the year.

This has led to the composition of their very own Christmas Single titled “The Winters Night”, which is now available to download or stream from all major streaming platforms from 1 December.


Alongside side this great achievement release, all monies raised will be donated back into the service which provides a range of holistic support to young people struggling with their mental health 5 days a week.

The no stigma and welcoming service is based at 119 Bevan Street East,

Emma Ratzer CEO of Access Community Trust which operates these services said:

“It’s such a fantastic service, we are proud to be able to host such a beneficial and positive project within the hub, which is supporting 15 young people in weekly sessions with their wellbeing, self-esteem & confidence with performing & learning in music”.

You can find out more about the project and how you can listen to the song on their website.

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