soundLINCS UpBEAT! is a social prescription service that supports mental health through music. Music benefits
mental health and can reduce depression, lower anxiety and create opportunities for connection, personal growth
and fun. UpBEAT! is accessed via self-referral or referral from a social prescriber or health provider. soundLINCS
will make contact and use a person-centred approach to explore interests, ambitions and background and discuss
ways that the service can provide support and opportunities to fit the individuals needs. They then provide a
music related activity, either as a bespoke session delivered by a professional music facilitator, support to
participate in a group or through tailored sign posting.