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The Survey Findings At this stage it should be noted that in all answers, respondents have selfidentified as having mental health and wellbeing issues and none of the collected data has been medically verified. Respondents also self-identified their roles within brass bands and their general level of health and fitness. Further to this, all quoted comments are the anonymous personal comments and experiences of respondents. These have not been verified in any way and represent what we believe to be the honest personal views of the survey respondents. The major initial findings of this survery were that there is a very real problem of mental health issues in brass bands and whilst music itself is a healer, the volatile and competitive environment of brass bands is an issue and there is a need for more provision for mental health information, understanding and support in the brass band movement. This survey was designed to find out the effects that being in a brass band can have on mental health and though the survey questions did have a bias towards the negative effects on mental health from being in a brass band, it did ask for information on the positive effects on mental health from playing in a brass band. Only 12.8% said their experiences in brass bands have only ever been completely positive and stress free.

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