CHIME for Perinatal Mental Health is a collaborative project working to investigate how embedded musical practices might be developed to support perinatal mental health across Africa.
This project has partnerships with local government agencies, international academic partners and funding from the Medical Research Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Developing CHIME in The Gambia
This project is testing the feasibility of CHIME to support antenatal mental health in The Gambia. A music intervention was co-developed with local Kanyeleng groups aimed to support pregnant woman's mental health through creating a supportive network and lifting their mood.
Encouraging Fathers' support through CHIME in The Gambia
This project has commissioned two local Gambian Musicians, MLK and Jaliba Kuyateh, to write songs about the importance of partner support during pregnancy and after birth. They will tour these songs around the country.
CHIME South Africa
This project is working to develop CHIME within South Africa. It is working to explore intersections between traditional music practices and maternal and mental health that might help form the basis of CHIME in South Africa.