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Lanarkshire charity who help people's mental health through music launch new group sessions

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A Lanarkshire charity that supports people's mental health through music has launched more meet-ups at a new location. Local group 'Fool On' are now hosting events in Hamilton and are inviting new members to come along.The sessions offer free music lessons including how to play guitar, bass, piano and singing.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Volunteers also help members with songwriting and much more, proving to be an effective method of dealing with mental health struggles.The Hamilton group meet every Tuesday between 6.30pm and 8.30pm at Whitehill Community Centre on Hunter Road in the town.Fool On members meet a number of times per week in different locations including Bellshill, Motherwell, Gowkthrapple and Cumbernauld.

They are hoping to raise more awareness of what they do and branch out more.Around 10 volunteers run workshops and teach music to up to 80 locals attending every week.Last year, the group hosted an evening of live music and entertainment which raised lots of funds to help them carry out their fantastic work in supporting the wellbeing of hundreds in the community.Stuart Doig who runs Fool On told Lanarkshire Live: "We've always wanted to branch out as much as we could.

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