Music for Mental Health: New resource for stress relief from Make Music Matter

Ottawa-based non-profit Make Music Matter has launched a series of techniques to help individuals de-stress and strengthen their mental health through a new campaign: Music Reconnects Us: 6 Steps to Relieve Stress with Music. The resource guides people to become mindful of their psychological and physiological state, and ultimately to create an original piece of music.

“In this time of physical isolation, we wanted to offer something to help people strengthen their mental health through what we know best – the creation and performance of music,” explains Darcy Ataman, founder and CEO of Make Music Matter. “We have seen the quantifiable healing power of music, and now, more than ever, people are looking for ways to reduce their anxiety and find balance in their life.”

People are invited to share their creations on social media using the hashtags #MusicReconnectsUs and #MakeMusicMatter.