Young Carers Mood Music Project

Young Carers Mood Music Project

On Young Carers Awareness Day gaddum was delighted to announce our partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), after being awarded funding to research and evaluate new approaches to tackling youth loneliness and isolation.

This project will use music (cutting-edge emotion sensing and digital music tools) as a bridge to connect young carers. This will create novel performance pieces that utilises software that can read facial expressions and interpret them with music and sounds. This will enable them to use music to record their emotions and feelings of loneliness over time which will represent a musical journey of their carer experiences and help to create connections with other young carers.

Lead partner details

Sam Palmer – Head of Carers Services

Reko Smith – Young Carers Project Worker

Dr David Jackson – Research Associate, Narrative and AI, Manchester Metropolitan University

If you are a young carer, or you know a young carer who would be interested in being involved in this project, then please get in touch with Sam – sam@gaddum.co.uk

Funding has been awarded from the £2m Youth strand of the Building Connections Fund, a partnership between government and the Co-op Foundation.

2019-02-04T10:40:12+00:00February 4th, 2019|