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Project title


Description of initiative

Plugin is a creative music and well-being project for young people aged 12-25 who face barriers to music-making due to being mental health inpatients or being unable to access community-based provision. It uses accessible music technology to develop skills and creativity, progressing young people onto industry standard software and/or acoustic instruments.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Individual well-being
Mental health
Quality of services for specific groups


mental health, music making, community, technology, young people, creative

Target group


Cultural field



2018 - 2021

Sources of funding

Youth Music, BBC Children in Need, the Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity, Birmingham & Solihull music education hubs

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt

Across year one of Plugin, 82% of core participants felt that they improved in their ability to express their thoughts, feelings and emotions through their music making.


Quench Arts
United Kingdom
NGO / Non-profit | Culture