Come and find out how music can help build supportive relationships within communities and between professionals and vulnerable people, and also how participation can benefit mental health, wellbeing and self-esteem, both for service users and professionals.

Through talks, discussions, performances, and experiential learning, you will find out about existing creative projects in the South West, and also help develop thinking on potential new projects in and around Bodmin.

It’s free to attend, and refreshments and lunch is included.

No musical experience needed, just your willingness to join the conversation and take part!

Be part of the morning’s session for health and social care practitioners local to Bodmin with…

Matt Harrison BSO Associate

Matt was born and raised in Cornwall, and returned to Bodmin in 2012, where he now works closely with organisations such as South West Music School and the Cornwall Music Service Trust.  Matt is currently the conductor of Truro Sinfonia, Musical Supervisor of Lesykn Kernow, and Symfoni Kernow.  He is very keen on the promotion of Music Education and The Arts in general, and the added benefits that it brings to people’s lives.

Find out more HERE


BSO Participate Team

The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) exists to bring music into people’s lives across the Southwest to make a happier, healthier and fairer society.

The BSO’s award winning Health and Wellbeing programme works in acute and community settings – collaborating with individuals and groups to enhance wellbeing, and improve physical and mental health through the extraordinary power of music making.

Challenging barriers to music, our specialist team collaborates with a wealth of partners from across sectors to develop place-based programmes that enhance the cultural lives of people across the region.

Find out more HERE


Sophie Wilsdon from Bristol Drugs Project & Bristol Recovery Orchestra musicians

Bristol Drugs Project (BDP) is a charity that has provided harm reduction and treatment services for people who are experiencing a negative relationship with drugs and/or alcohol, for 38 years. Creative Communities have been running free weekly singing, music and theatre groups for 10 years, providing a creative and unique way to process people’s relationship with drug use.

Find out more about BDP’s work HERE



Into Bodmin Logo

A community and arts organisation with a mission to enable individuals and communities to access cultural activity, encouraging innovation, participation and partnerships. intoBodmin aims to bring vitality into the heart of the town and bring the communities together through accessible and inclusive spaces and activity and to see the community’s aspirations grow and inspire community pride in the place they live.

Find out more about intoBodmin HERE



More information

The BSO’s Health and Wellbeing programme works in acute and community settings  – supporting people in moments of challenge or trauma to enhance wellbeing and improve physical and mental health through the extraordinary power of music-making.

Our Wellbeing Orchestras  including the Bristol Recovery Orchestra  are innovative place-led partnerships with health and social care to co-deliver regular music making that supports people’s wellbeing journeys.

Led by a specialist music leader with musicians from the BSO, programmes are designed around the specific needs of the group, and produced in close partnership with a specialist health and social care partner.

Take a look at their work HERE