Orchestra wins impact award
City of London Sinfonia has won the Royal Philharmonic Society Impact Award for its work with young people with severe mental illness. The award, supported by the ABRSM – a music exams board – is given to organisations or initiatives which have a positive impact on those who might not usually experience classical music.
The Sound Young Minds programme, run in partnership with Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and funded by Youth Music, supports young people with severe mental health problems through making and sharing music. The programme has been running for four years and the City of London Sinfonia is running post-doctoral research, with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, to establish clinical outcomes which can be measured from the programme.
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