There’s clearly something that needs to be done, which is why our new scheme is all about getting men involved in something positive and, as a result, helping them lower their stress levels.
New visitors will be assigned an established choir member, who will help with integration into the choir and who’ll be a friend, and mentor.
Many of our men have cited the choir as a massive help in overcoming big issues in their life. We’ve had men who’ve got divorced, men who’ve been bereaved and those dealing with illness and singing is always there to keep them going.
Men sometimes find it hard to open up, but we know that if they become part of a positive community it will positively affect their mood. We’re adamant that doctors should be prescribing singing and joining a choir as one of the chief stress-busting medications available to them! Any man who wants to give themselves a mental workout and help kick stress out of their lives should come along!
Singing is so much more than just learning songs. It’s one of the best stress-reducing activities there is, and has multiple health benefits too. We’re urging men across Birmingham to come along and sing with us because music has such a healing quality; singing helps your worries slip away and it releases pain relieving endorphins into the blood stream to give a positive boost to mentality.
Singing doesn’t just have a positive impact physically, it also increases a person’s self- esteem and confidence. Researchers at a University in Sweden found that when choristers sing together their heartbeats synchronise – giving a calming effect that is just as beneficial to your health as yoga!
We are always welcoming new members. Join us on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm in The Grimshaw Room, behind St. Chad’s Cathedral.
Men’s Health Week runs from 13th – 19th June 2016