We are very proud to announce that our musical director Richard Wilton and youth band MD Craig Brown recently completed Mental Health England’s First Aid course. 

Richard and Craig are passionate to bring the importance of mental health to the fore  through research into mental health in brass bands and their training as a Mental Health First Aiders. It’s now important to act on all the valuable information we have to actively promote better mental health and support for all our musicians in the bandroom. With more awareness, understanding, support and structures in place in our bandroom, together we can help create a safer and more supportive environment for our musicians that need it.