Women only singing group. The group is open to adults of any singing ability who are experiencing mental health challenges
SAGE is a grassroots mental health charity working in Burngreave. We offer a range of friendly, supportive, and creative Arts activities to adults living with mental health difficulties. We run a women's singing group which meets on Mondays in term-time between 12.30 - 1.30pm. All sessions normally take place at the Welcome Centre, Burngreave, Sheffield but at the moment are running online via Zoom due to COVID-19. The group is very supportive and we have a laugh together too!
All songs are taught by ear so there's no need to read music. Some people tell us they can't sing, but we believe that everyone with a voice can sing and benefit from this lovely activity. In the sessions women sing together and report enhanced wellbeing as a result. We monitor wellbeing at the beginning and end of term, and have been celebrating the end of term with small 'performances' to local community groups as well as going on a trip together, for example we have gone to The Abbeyfield Industrial Hamlet, to a 'Spitewinter' Christmas Concert and for a picnic at Forge Dam. Some financial support is offered for the trips.