Mondays, 2pm - 3:30am

Drumming & Storytelling
with Emily from Hands Heart & Feet

2pm - 3:30pm, Mondays
Mental Health Unit, Katoomba Hospital

During the lockdown, I was invited to offer drum and storytelling sessions on the Mental Health Unit at Katoomba Hospital.

The sessions were so well received that, much to my delight, they have continued. 

I have met some of the most amazing people and had some of the most moving experiences sharing drumming and storytelling on the Mental Health Unit.

Each week we come together, each person has their own djembe drum, we sit in a circle and learn rhythms. Sometimes folks have guitars and we have sing-alongs.

Then we sit back and relax, enjoy a storytelling of an old fairytale (often with a twist). This tends to lead to wonderful discussions and explorations. 

If it's a nice day, sometimes we sit outside in the gardens.

Increasingly, research is demonstrating that group drumming can facilitate feelings of belonging, acceptance, safety, care and fun.

For more info on a peer-reviewed study demonstrating positive corrections between mental health wellbeing and group drumming, CLICK HERE


Katoomba Hospital Mental Health Unit
1 Woodlands Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780

There is parking on site. 

Nearest Station:
Katoomba Station

Katoomba Hospital is approximately 15 minute walk from Katoomba Station.


For more info:

This class is not open to the public. It is for people staying on the sub-acute Mental Health Ward at Katoomba Hospital.

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