Music of Our Lives (50+ years age group) – An Enjoying Derbyshire Course


Date(s) - 18/02/2021
11:00 am


Music and song often captures how we are feeling or touches us emotionally at times when we need that support that words and talking cannot provide. In some cases music may be our only refuge, either due to loneliness and isolation or simply because music makes us feel understood when it seems nobody else can understand.

In this four week short course, Derbyshire music therapist Alex Blood from Derbyshire Music Therapy, will lead you on a journey into the music you love. Together we will explore how music can bring back memories, support us when we are feeling low, lift us when we are feeling happy, and how it brings us together as a community! Alex will facilitate the sharing and discussion of why music is supportive to us during times when we are not feeling so strong. During the session you will have the opportunity to share your experiences and talk about your own special pieces of music and song, as well as being offered recommendations or listening activities to carry out between sessions to reflect on next time.

– You will notice that we have decided to split this course into two groups based on age, as we felt that these two different age groups would have different musical experiences and music memories which would work better if they were delivered separately. This course is the 50+ years age group. Please book onto the other course if you would like to choose the 18-50 age group.


Course dates: 18th February 2021, 25th February 2021, 4th March 2021, 11th March 2021 from 10 am – 11 am

This friendly and enjoyable course is part of our Enjoying Derbyshire community wellbeing programme and so is aimed at anyone in Derby/Derbyshire who is currently feeling isolated or low, particularly as a result of this latest lockdown, or experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Like all of our Enjoying Derbyshire courses, this course is free and is kindly funded though donations and fundraising.

If you have any questions, please contact Derbyshire Mind on

You can learn more about Derbyshire Mind and the Enjoying Derbyshire wellbeing programme by visiting:

You can learn more about Alex Blood and his psychodynamic approach by visiting his website: