What do the Professionals say?

Faye Wilson, BSc (Hons), MSc, MBACP

‘As a counsellor and psychotherapist working with young people and their families across the West Midlands, it is clear to me that there are many young people out there in desperate need of support. Young clients come to me with heart breaking stories, shockingly low self-esteem, self-hatred, poor mental health, issues with anxiety, issues with anger, struggles with forming friendships, huge amounts of exam stress, depression, loneliness and self-harm. I fully believe that the Music Moves Project can give even the most anxious child a voice and the confidence to use it. Therefore, I fully support this venture, and am excited to see the difference it will make.’

Tom Simpson, Coordinator of Performing Arts, Holly Hall Academy, Dudley

'Having worked with young people through music education for the past 13 years, I fully support the proposed Music Moves Project. I believe it would offer vulnerable young people the chance to build their confidence, explore new ways of expressing themselves and to open up new and exciting opportunities that music can offer. The power of the proposed Music Moves Project cannot be overstated in its ability to bring people together, regardless of background, and give everyone a feeling of self-worth.'

Pc Kate Russell, West Midlands Police

'As The Young Persons Police Constable serving the Dudley Borough, I am excited and enthusiastic for initiatives such as Music Moves. I believe it will make a huge difference to those young people on the cusp of becoming offenders if no interventions are found. I fully endorse this project and look forward to positive results...'