A SONIC HUG
WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE MUSIC ARm OF OUR SITE - A SONIC HUG.
Back in July I tweeted this and got such a large response that I thought it would be wonderful to set up a community to accompany people to gigs.
We therefore decided we are going to help raise money for people to obtain their First Aid Mental Health certificate so they were better equipped when it came to understanding and accompanying.
We have started contacting and collating floor plans, seating plans, venue capacity, toilet and exit positions and more from live performance venues. For people with social anxiety, panic disorder, PTSD, general anxiety, depression and more, it can be a monumental task to go to live events. People can sometimes spend days, weeks, even months planning and researching where they are going so they can ensure they are ok. We are building a database on our site of Glasgow venues (to begin with) that will have all this information on so that people can plan more easily.
We have started teaming up an illustrator with a musician and asking them to create a t-shirt/piece of merchandise and will be putting it on sale. All proceeds from sales will be going to mental health charities.
Special thanks to Ian Greenhill from Studio Something for giving us our name!