Every year thousands of children and young people follow their musical dreams at Sage Gateshead, through a unique programme of free family activities, special performances for schools and music training for all abilities – spanning urban, vocal, folk, classical music and more. Music brings people together and transforms lives. Studies show music participation fosters social skills, wellbeing and positive mental health in children and young people. Research shows Covid-19 is affecting the mental health of children and young people. We want to support positive mental health in 30,000 under-18s through an exciting new music programme blending digital and adapted activities.