Mental health group in fine voice

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Falkirk’s Mental Health Association (FDAMH) was in fine voice at Larbert’s Forth Valley Royal Hospital along with a popular choir to raise awareness of the positive effects of singing.

The organisation hosted the evening with highly commended newcomer choir, Freedom Of Mind, for the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and World Mental Health Day.

The Freedom Of Mind had their first performance in June at the Kelpies and was extremely successful in winning the group its first award from Scotland Sings.

The event was held to inform an audience of the massive positive effects singing can have on a person as well as to raise 
awareness of how to improve well-being, mental health and be involved in the community.

Organiser Emily Stewart said: “The idea behind Raise Your Voice is to boost people’s self-confidence by getting people to 
sing in public. Singing is good for your breathing and helps you relax. Becoming part of a choir is also a good way of making friends and forming positive relationships.”