We’re wrapping up another busy year…

10 Years of Wishing Well

This year we celebrated 10 whole years since starting the first ever Wishing Well music-making sessions with The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton! So much has happened over the last decade so we made a little something to give you an insight into what that means for us.


Podcast Release

This year we released our first podcast! It was created and produced by one of our extremely talented Wishing Well musicians, Jack Kingslake.

Jack brings together voices of former and current participants from his time at Chalk Hill CAMHs Unit over the last three years. ‘Escucha Me (Listen to Me)’ is full of inspiring stories, conversations from the heart, and beautiful excerpts of music, created in sessions at Chalk Hill.⁠ The result is a powerful and honest conversation about music and mental health.⁠

Public Space Sessions

In addition to our work on the wards, we took some time to share our music in the public spaces at Princess Royal and Royal Sussex County Hospitals. We had a fantastic response and look forward to more sessions in 2024!

Southeast Arts Champion

We continued to represent The Culture Health and Wellbeing Alliance as the South East Arts Champion, where we share knowledge and grow collaborations and partnerships across the region! Take a look at the South East Region here.

Thank You!

We received generous support from a number of organisations who have ensured we will be able to keep doing what we do best for longer! A huge ‘thank you’ goes to…

  • Arts Council England
  • The National Foundation for Youth Music
  • Brighton and Hove City Council
  • Chalk Cliff Trust
  • The Garfield Weston Foundation
  • The Foyle Foundation
  • Ernest Klienwort Foundation
  • SASH Charity
  • Friends of Uckfield Hospital
  • My University Hospital Sussex Charity
  • Surrey Community Foundation
  • The Margaret Fisher Trust
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust