“This choir unites a special spirit that uplifts and motivates. I really like that feeling of being around positive people.” Lu, Melbourne Sings
As most of you will already know, attending one of our choirs is a great way to turn a bad day around for the better – singing, smiling and socialising are great ways to boost mood and overall wellbeing – and our choirs have all this, and MORE.
However, if a bad day turns to a bad month, or an illness is not going away, and you need professional help, we are still here for you. Are you depressed? Or do you need to see a doctor? Or do you just want to make a change in your life, like exercising more? You may need a service that is provided separately from choir, but the choir community will never be far away.
Who can help you?
We recommend the following organisations – they can help you on your way to achieving an improved wellbeing.
THE BETTER HEALTH CHANNEL
The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing. The information provided is quality assured and reliable, up to date and easy to understand. It is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Depression and anxiety can affect anyone, anywhere, at any time. Their mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively. Beyond Blue aim to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression, works actively to prevent it, and improves the quality of life for everyone affected.
Remember, you can always ask your conductor or fellow choir members for advice or help – we are here to support you in whatever way that we can. That is what choir is all about.