Skip to main content

Songwriting For Mental Health

1 October 2021
6.00pm – 7.15pm AEST
This event has ended
An older man sitting on a couch next to a young man who is playing a guitar

Try something new this Mental Health Month and with the guidance of a qualified music therapist, write your first song. 

This session is suitable for people of all abilities – whether this is your first time writing a song or your hundredth. You do not need to know how to write music or play an instrument. You just have to be ready to have a go!

Participants will be led by Music Therapist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Matt Ralph and UNSW Alumna Olivia Halliday, and work through the process of writing song lyrics and a melody, while reaping the wide-ranging benefits of therapeutic songwriting, including the opportunity for self-expression, stress relief, and tapping into your creative brain as a means of interpreting difficult circumstances and overcoming challenges.

This event is for UNSW students and staff. Limited places available and registration is essential.