The Highs & Lows is a low barrier mental health choir. We provide choral singing opportunities to those who with lived experience of mental illness. We recognize that there are numerous barriers that prevent individuals from engaging in community activities and are committed to providing low barrier participation.
Low barrier participation:
We have never charged for membership or music, do not have a choir uniform and do not have an audition requirement. We strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all of our members.
Why we sing:
For a lot of us, singing boosts our mood and gives us an opportunity to connect with people in a fun and supportive environment. Singing is an outlet that allows us to be who we are without judgement. For some of us, the choir gives us a reason to get out of the house. We can be social, challenge ourselves, and feel a sense of achievement. This is extremely important as some mental health conditions can make it hard to participate in social activities and interactions. But we all agree, singing with other and having fun are our top reasons for being part of the choir.