Mostly Mad Music

We explore the relationship between mental health and music

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We raise awareness about mental health

Mostly Mad Music is a charity which runs events, delivers music programs and creates mixed platform multimedia content. We use music as an icebreaker and to start difficult conversations about mental health. Our live events create relaxed and vibrant settings where people from all backgrounds can come together and share positive and moving experiences.

Our multimedia content targets hard to reach demographics, building engagement and creating empathy in audiences.

We believe music transcends difference and forges connections.

We use tailored strategies to explore the relationship between music, mental illness and mental health.

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The power and passion of music

Music can be a powerful way to get your message across. Our CEO, Esther Pavel-Wood is an experienced public speaker and available to talk about mental health and music at public, corporate and mental health sector events.

Our extensive arts and mental health networks mean we can support you to raise awareness about specific social sector issues and source high end musicians to feature at your functions.

We can work with you to design wellness and mental health focussed live events, film content and social media and mental health promotional material.

We work with qualified music therapists to deliver tailored music programs to suit the needs of your service users.

Please contact us if you would like to know more about the services we offer.

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Our Programs

Mostly Mad Music was born of a desire to highlight the wonderfully therapeutic effects of music on mental health and well-being. But we also believe in the importance of giving everybody the chance to hear beautiful music. So in our first year, 2018, Mostly Mad Music’s flagship program – In Harmony – ran for the first time. We took classical music from the concert hall to people with a lived experience of mental illness and homelessness in the lead up to Mental Health Month. And we made a mini-documentary about our experience.

In 2019, we took the same idea and made it bigger and better – this time taking music to the streets and the people of Sydney. Our musicians performed pop up concerts in Martin Place, Hyde Park, Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.

Mostly Mad Music is currently in pre-production phase for our 2021 concert – to be held at Sydney Town Hall.

We are also participating in exciting research on links between anxiety and music and developing new film and documentary content.

Please get in touch if you would like to be on our mailing list and be kept up to date with our programs and services as they develop.

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We are a registered charity

Mostly Mad Music is an incorporated charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission.

Mostly Mad Music is a health promotion charity whose primary purpose is to promote the prevention or control of disease in human beings. Our purpose is to advance health and social and public welfare.

Mostly Mad Music (ABN 31509422966) has DGR status and any donation you make over two dollars is tax deductible.

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Mostly Mad Music believes that social media can be an innovative way to reach people who are socially isolated. We use music as an ice-breaker to create strong and supportive online communities. We have a presence across a range of platforms. You can follow us below.

We recently started a Youtube channel so we could explore specific mental health topics in more detail. Our channel promotes and advocates better mental health for everyone. Our videos explore the relationship between mental health and music as well as more general mental health and wellness topics.

We love working with people who have a strong interest in mental health.

If you’re a musician, someone with film experience or a keen social media buff and you’re interested in working on a volunteer basis, please get in touch.