With this in mind, why not head on down to the Open Minds Music Group every Wednesday from 12-2pm at the Wynnum Bandstand, 55 Lower Esplanade, Manly QLD 4179.
All members of the public who experience mental illness are welcome to join in to either watch or perform on stage, each week we have a great crowd.
We provide some basic instruments, however you are welcome to bring your own along.
Jason Hand, one of the Open Minds Support Workers who helps to run the group, said: “Music is a really wonderful way to connect with others, especially if you suffer from anxieties such as meeting new people or going to new places. Some of our regular performers get up and sing and play instruments each week, however when they’re not enjoying the music group they can be incredibly shy and lacking in confidence. We just love watching the different elements of music have such a positive influence in people's lives.”