What: FREE 10 week hand drumming workshop in April. Three intro sessions in March.
When: Friday’s 12th, 19th & 26th March from 5pm to 6pm.
Where: 123 Community Hub, 123 Creedon St, Broken Hill.
Broken Hill residents can learn hand drumming and social and emotional connection skills for free through a new program being run at Compass Housing’s 123 Community Hub.
Three, one hour, introductory sessions will be held at the Creedon Street hub from 5pm to 6pm on March 12, 19 and 26 before the 10 week DRUMBEAT program kicks off on April 9.
Hub Co-ordinator Tammy Carswell said local resident Giti Haddadan Misagh, with social work students Briony Moore and Jess Lee from the Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, will be volunteering their time to run a pilot program after training to be DRUMBEAT facilitators. She said Giti approached her with the idea after attending a Community Tea (cultural cooking session) at the hub.
“This is the first time we have had a music-based skills and learning program at the hub,” Ms Carswell said.
“It is part of our plan to hold a wide range of fun and educational programs for Compass tenants and the broader community,” she said.
“DRUMBEAT will be another great way to bring our tenants and the community together – to explore common interests and walk to the beat of the same drum.”
The, award-winning, Holyoake DRUMBEAT program is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology. DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts. It incorporates hand drumming, behavioural therapeutic principles, and cognitive and dialectical elements to facilitate development of social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and values.
Compass Housing’s, award winning, 123 Community Hub is a community meeting place in Broken Hill designed to provide local social housing tenants and other community members with access to a range of services as well as programs to improve their well-being and strengthen the local community. Since opening in September 2015 it has provided a growing range of programs and a place to access a range of services offered by Government agencies and non-Government organisations.
Compass Housing is a Tier One, not for profit, community housing provider which manages almost 7,000 properties in NSW, Queensland, and New Zealand - including 200 in Broken Hill.
To register for a session call Tammy on 0447 196 354.
Media information: Tammy Carswell on 0447196354 or Craig Eardley on 0437 477 493 (Compass Media). Tammy is available for interview.