Mull Musical Minds

Mull Musical Minds provides people who are living with Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease or the after effects of a stroke with the opportunity to meet with other people in a similar situation and to enjoy regular social interaction by taking part in a singing group. We welcome carers as well as anyone who simply wants to join in for a good old fashioned sing song.After an approach from the family of a resident with Alzheimers, MICT secured funding to establish a support group called Mull Musical Minds.

This project is important for us as it helps address issues of rural isolation and social exclusion which are prevalent around our sparsely populated islands.

Mull Musical Minds

Mary MacAllister from Alzheimer Scotland and some of the singers at Salen Show, August 2013

We are very lucky to have the support of Alzheimer Scotland who provide additional funds to enable us to secure the help of Elizabeth Jack, the leader of the Mull Gaelic Choir who comes and helps with all the sessions.

With the funding MICT has secured, we are able to support travel cost for attendees and volunteers as well as venue hire costs. Mull Musical Minds takes place every 2 weeks, normally at An Roth in Craignure but we do move around the island for a change of scenery!

In August 2013, Salen Show coincided with the singing, so rather than miss the show we all went along for a sing-song …

Mull Musical Minds are Finalists for 2 Scottish Awards!

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The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) launched the Care Accolades in 2004.  The awards celebrate and promote excellent practice and workforce development in social services throughout Scotland.  Mull Musical Minds are proud to be a finalist for this year’s Care Accolades.  Winners will be announced on 10th June 2014.

Mull Musical Minds have been nominated as one of 3 finalists of the Argyll Voluntary Action Volunteer of the Year Awards 2014.  Winners will be announced at Kilmory Council Chambers, Lochgilphead on Friday 13th June and all winners will be voted for on the day so we need your help!