Evaluation of Music and Change

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We investigated the processes and outcomes of the Integrate© model within the Music & Change project between October 2010 to July 2012.

We assessed the engagement of young people, the provision of psychological support, impact on offending behaviour, and bridging young people into mainstream services.

Data were collected in the form of observational field notes, standardised questionnaires, MAC-UK audit data, offending data from partnership agencies, young person interviews and partnership interviews.

Our findings confirmed that MAC-UK provides a promising approach to engaging excluded young people in mainstream activities with a potential positive impact on their wellbeing, engagement, and offending behaviour. 

The full report will soon be available.

Lauren Chakkalackal, Research Officer
Lauren Chakkalackal, Research Officer

Lauren has extensive experience conducting research projects and evaluations across the fields of mental health and learning disabilities in both the UK and in Canada. She holds a MSc in Mental Health Studies and a BSc in Psychology.