Help us reach 1000 young people in the UK to learn and play our uplifting rhythms set to positive affirmations. This will give them opportunities to be creative, improve their wellbeing and develop / strengthen a growth mindset. 1000 young people will each receive our bespoke curriculum in 2 formats: online membership access for a year and printed booklets. PLUS ~ 75 settings-staff will access our training to facilitate their own sessions using our resources for the young people they work with.
Why combine drum rhythms & affirmations? Drumming improves wellbeing and mental health: it releases endorphins, calms the mind, reduces tension, anxiety and stress. The great benefit is that drumming helps strengthen neurological pathways. So, by combining uplifting rhythms with affirmations, our program develops and strengthens better patterns of thought.
Why is this project needed? Everyone has a need to access uplifting activities to nurture their mental wellbeing and develop a good mindset. The pressure that young people in particular face right now is intense. The C-19 global pandemic is causing more young people to suffer poor mental wellbeing: feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, doubt and stress.
It gets worse - in January '21 the Children's Commissioner reported numbers of young people experiencing poor mental health was rising prior to the pandemic. In 2019-20 there was a 35% increase in referrals to children’s mental health services.
In 2017, 1-in-9 children (ages 5-19) had a probable mental health disorder.
In 2020, 1-in-6 children (ages 5-19) had a probable mental health disorder.
How will the project be delivered? We continue to develop our network of delivery-partners to work alongside us on this project. This includes: Charities, Libraries and Music Hubs who are in direct contact with schools and young peoples settings and can help us ensure we reach the young people who are most-in-need of this project.
We will work with 6 delivery-partners from around the UK. Each will help us reach between 25 - 225 young people, plus 5 - 20 settings-staff.
What is the cost of this project?
£150 cost of printed resources
£ 95 cost of distribution
£640 operational costs of website & content production
£110 cost of crowdfunder & transaction fees
£000 cost of campaign rewards (given 'in-kind' by drum united)
What rewards are being offered? ALL ~ a PDF of resources to download PLUS 3 project update videos £10 ~ 1 month access for you and your family / household £30 ~ 3 months access PLUS a 7-day pass to gift to 3 friends £100 ~ 1 year access PLUS a 1 month pass to gift to 10 friends £300 ~ 1 year access for you and 30 friends PLUS an exclusive online event £900 ~ 1 year access for 100 people PLUS an exclusive event (online / in-person UK)
Testimonials ~ what people have said about our service
'The workshops are fantastic'~ The British School of Amsterdam
'The sessions are great & add a new dynamic' ~ Manor Courses International
'I would highly recommend' ~ Teacher in charge of Creative Arts, Downs View
Contribute, join the crowd and help us reach and support 1000+ young people
If the project reaches this target, then our 'stretch target' will help us reach 1000 more young people. Upcoming projects are planned to reach an increasing number of people, with the aim to scale up our reach and our social-impact.
Be a drum united supporter & a positive mindful drumming champion. Thank you.
Further inspiration and an insight from our CVO, Adey
"The 'idea' of positive mindful drumming materialised back in 2018. I was listening to Brendon Burchard, the world-class personal development coach. In particular, I had been listening to "The Charged Life". Brendon talks about the power of affirmations on a daily basis. I found myself repeating the affirmations, but - as a drummer, I naturally said the affirmation in time to the beat of his uplifting background music. Next, I tapped the rhythm while keeping the mantra in my inner voice, before saying it aloud 3 times. This felt great. I realised its power and its purpose - my excitement sparked a series of thoughts and the name 'positive mindful drumming' emerged. So I began developing the service. A week later, with my team member Tom, I led a training session for facilitators at SoundCity (Brighton & Hove music hub). The response was fab ~ it gave me the confidence to develop the program into what it has become."
Mental well-being and 'finding the gold within' With first hand experience of poor mental health in his late 20's (2009), Adey believes in the need to help support people of all abilities to nurture good mental wellbeing, find and unlock their gold within and fulfil the potentials they have to offer their community and our shared society.