RAPS: Remote Alternative Play Station project
This project aims to provide educational and creative experiences through online and remote music technology and mentoring sessions delivered by Sound Gallery Studios.
The fund is aimed at vulnerable young people aged 16-23 years who live in Exeter and Devon and have mental health issues ranging from anxiety, depression, OCD or are struggling to cope with feelings of loneliness and alienation and other mental health issues aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic and social isolation restrictions.
The project has already enrolled 10 young people from Exeter Foyer and we are looking to enrol an additional 10 young people from Exeter and the surrounding areas. RAPS will run till the end of July 2020.
Objective 1: Connectivity
This project will give young people the opportunity to stay connected with the outside world and direct their energy into a creative and constructive activity.
Objective 2: Education and Experiences
Participants will learn basic IT and music production skills to create their own music.
Objective 3: Health & Well-being
This project will give participants a creative outlet and will help them deal with mental health issues (anxiety, depression, self-harm, drug and alcohol addiction).
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing restrictions, access to online services and technology is essential. In difficult times such as the current crisis, we feel that access to art, music and creativity is even more important as well as reaching out and helping young people in need.
RAPS is supported by the Exeter Covid-19 Community Action Fund, the Gibbons Family Trust and the Devon Community Foundation