Signposts from the Music Project/My Normal at Ark-T
Hello! We know how tough it is out there for young people who have had so much change and lots of important projects postponed. We want to do all we can to support you to stay connected to positive music activity and support for your mental health and wellbeing.
Please do look at the resources below and hope you find something you really like.
Please take good care of yourselves and each other – We can’t wait to see you back in the music studio soon.
The Ark-T Music Team.
Jamkazam – A remote jam platform for musicians
Free apps – Synths from Korg & Moog
Chrome music lab – Online musical experimentation
Boredom-busting resources list – includes links to online concerts and more
Ignite your everyday creativity – a free online learning course
A thread of content being made available online including films, journals and more
Cat McGill will still be running WAVE Makaton signing and singing choir online under her own work (not as part of Ark-T). WAVE is a signing and singing choir.
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm on Cat’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folkycat/
Young Women’s Music Project:
2 sessions a week to Google Hangouts Monday and Wednesday 6-8pm, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org private message on any of our social networks for the link.
Both sessions to womxn of ALL ages:
1: Hosting a new series of Monday sessions called Womxn In Music,
here we will explore different womxn in music herstory.
2: Food For Thought Sessions will continue – this months topic is Womxn’s Rights: https://www.ywmp.org.uk/food-for-thought
Soundabout are in the process of moving their community music-making provision online,
via Facebook live.
Visit Soundabout’s website here.
Soundabout Live – Join in with live music-making sessions at 2pm on Tuesdays & Saturdays:
Oxford Community support and volunteering
https://oxfordtogether.org/ – get support with phone check-ins or practical support
such as helping deliver food, as well as volunteering to help provide this for others (if 16 or over)
https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS – volunteer to help the NHS using an app if 18 or over. Currently not accepting volunteers as they are processing applications but it will hopefully re-open
Ark-T do not endorse any third party services or organisations listed below or any third party website to which a link is provided.
The Proud Trust
121 and groups online for LGBTI+ young people https://www.theproudtrust.org/for-young-people/advice-and-support/
Support for LGBTQI+ Muslims: www.hidayahlgbt.co.uk
Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline
0300 330 0630 (10am-10pm)
Support around gender identity / being trans.
Tel: 0844 334 0550*
Mobile: 0344 334 0550
Confidential support for suicide, suicidal thoughts, feelings of despair or distress.
Tel: 08457 90 90 90 – 24 hours
Trans support for younger people, or their parents and carers:
We all need some positivity during this troubling time, especially if stuck in an unsupportive environment.
Trans and non-binary people can now sign up to Gaydio host Jacob Edward‘s Validation Station, and receive personalised affirmations every day:
KEEN Oxford: : https://www.keenoxford.org/
Keen are starting up online sessions, more information can be found on their Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KEENOxford
Yellow Submarine: https://www.yellowsubmarine.org.uk/
Are sharing live interactive videos on their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ysubcharity/
Mencap’s Learning Disability Helpline:
For any problems you are facing.
Tel: 0800 1111
List of Mental Health Helplines:
Under the leadership of Hannah Bruce, an ever-increasing number of young people are being given opportunities to develop through music performances, recording and workshops.
For more info contact
The Music Projects are funded by Youth Music, Youth Ambition and Oxford City Council.