Hey thanks for stopping by to find out more about me and my work. I’ve worked and researched children’s and young people’s music engagement in relation to how they learn and in mental health for over 20 years. Currently, my day job is in an acute child and youth mental health inpatient facility. If you have an idea about working with young people, or would like me to work with a young person contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 402 451 882 I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how we can work together.
I have learned so much from working with young people through my work in learning and mental health, and through my PhD. Many of them have told me about the incredible meaning of their preferred music. I’ve found that their music helps to connect with them, helps them to feel heard and make sense of their inner world. Most of all their music listening is a natural and powerful way to help them get through the difficult ups and downs of growing up and teenage life. I feel very lucky to work with them through music.
Tune Your Mood® was created in 2011 as a youth health initiative. Since then I’ve also collaborated with award-winning youth health portal Tune In Not Out as a music-based e-platform www.tuneinnotout.com/music to promote positive youth health.
Songs For Monday
"Some songs encourage us to be strong, give us hope and courage, to face the day. Sometimes we need to be chilled to get through the day."
Some young people struggle to find the right words to tell us how they’re feeling, but I’ve found that they can do it through music.
Other times, music can be a way to make meaningful changes such as get out of the cycle of negative thinking, or understanding a messy social situation.
I’ve also found that music has a way to help families understand and connect with their teenagers, and move forward to build more positive relationships.
Ally Kelly from Mind Blank