In coming to terms with the effects of mental illness, people have used a range of approaches – and one of these is involvement in creative arts projects, that encourages self expression, social interaction through being part of a group activity and a sense of achievement through personal skills development and working as part of a team.

The Jam, The Mix, The Gig (The JMG) is a community based music and mental health program that offers options to participants to:

–         Just enjoy playing music with others, whatever your ability

–         Develop your skills and/or songwriting further

–         Perform to the public as part of the The JMG Band

‘THE JAM’ is a music jam session where you can share your music skills with others, try out some ideas, write some songs, or just ‘have a go’ and enjoy being part of having a good time with music. Held on 1st & 3rd Wed. the month.

‘THE MIX’ is a music skills development session and a chance to present your songs, poetry etc to the group, and to get help in developing your confidence and skills. Held on 2nd & 4thWednesday of each month.

‘THE GIG’ is a performance event to a general public audience, that will give you the opportunity to perform your work to the best of your abilities, and to receive recognition for this. Various performances throughout the year.

Contact this artist:

Email: rpetchell@optusnet.com.au