We improve the lives of young people in a range of very challenging circumstances through music and arts based opportunities

Young People in Youth Justice Settings

We run creative projects in Youth Justice settings that directly contribute to rehabilitation and encourage young people to live secure, meaningful and socially responsible lives

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Author: Rebeka Haigh

Music and Mental Health

Young people’s mental health is an increasing concern. Using music through our specifically designed project has proven to be a good way to connect with young people in a way that feels comfortable to them

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Author: Rebeka Haigh

Mothers and their Babies in Secure Settings

Children of women who are held in secure facilities should be offered specific provision that supports their development as babies and toddlers... and that's exactly what our musical project achieves

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Author: Rebeka Haigh

Deaf Young People and Instrumental Learning

We’re making musical instruments accessible for deaf and hearing impaired young people around the region

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Our impact

187

children and young people in a range of extremely challenging circumstances across Yorkshire have engaged in our projects this year

21

children and young people in Youth Justice settings received an Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification offered by the Arts Council

1/3

of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) on our projects this year earned their Discover Arts Award

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Their Stories

  • Our Work with CAMHS

    Our Music and Mental Health project is a programme of music education work with the aim of improving and / or supporting the mental health, fitness and well-being of vulnerable children and young people in our region. We're pleased to share with you both the development of the project and a selection of case studies of the children taking part. Read more

  • Young people perform at Small Seeds in Huddersfield over October half term!

    October half term saw a cross artform opportunity for young people to perform at Small Seeds in Huddersfield, as part of our Kirklees Music and Youth Justice project Read more

Our News

  • Over £1000 raised in memory of Elizabeth Anne

    The generous donations made in memory of talented and beloved musician, Elizabeth Anne (often known as Liz), have provided equipment in our new Safe Space Studio, a safe space for young people to create music together. Read more

  • A new 'Safe Space' studio for YYM

    YYM has a brand new studio space! Safe Space Studio is a studio pod, purpose built especially for us by iKoustic Ltd, creating a quiet space for music recording and production Read more