‘We’re excited to say that the Ark-T’s Youth Music Project is restarting and currently developing plans for online music sessions starting in January 2021.

Whilst we are developing our plans, we’d like to hear from you on what kind of music sessions and opportunities you’d like us to provide!

Whether you’re a young person, parent, guardian, carer or professional –  what would you like us to be offering?

Have your say now via our short survey: http://tiny.cc/arktmusic

Or email music@ark-t.org or text 07388 541017 for other ways to feedback!

We look forward to hearing from you!’



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.


Creative tools

JamkazamA remote jam platform for musicians

Free appsSynths from Korg & Moog

Chrome music labOnline musical experimentation

Boredom-busting resources listincludes links to online concerts and more

Ignite your everyday creativitya free online learning course

Arts Professional Micro Site for creatives during COVID-19

A thread of content being made available online including films, journals and more



                     Young Women’s Music Project:                         

2 sessions a week to Google Hangouts Monday and Wednesday 6-8pm, please email at zahra@ywmp.org.ukor 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:


Local Support:

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.


LGBTI+ Support:


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)

Website: www.switchboard.lgbt



Support around gender identity / being trans.

Tel: 0844 334 0550*

Mobile: 0344 334 0550

Email: info@mermaidsuk.org.uk

Website: mermaidsuk.org.uk


Confidential support for suicide, suicidal thoughts, feelings of despair or distress.

Tel: 08457 90 90 90 – 24 hours

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Website: http://samaritans.org/


Trans support for younger people, or their parents and carers:

Mermaids: https://mermaidsuk.org.uk/news/covid-19-information/

Gendered Intelligence: http://genderedintelligence.co.uk/support/trans-youth


Validation Station

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:


Inclusive support:


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:



Other Helplines


For any problems you are facing.

Tel:  0800 1111

Website: www.childline.org.uk

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
Hannah Bruce
07388 541017

The Music Projects are funded by Youth Music, Youth Ambition and Oxford City Council.