We're a proud partner of the UK's largest independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.
Dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people, Nordoff Robbins supports thousands of people through their own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations. These include care homes, schools and hospitals.
At SSE, we support the charity's work to change the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK. SSE also supports several of the charity's events, including its 'Get Loud' awareness day and the SSE Scottish Music Awards (with Nordoff Robbins Scotland).
Since becoming a partner in 2015, we've been helping to make music therapy more accessible and raise awareness of Nordoff Robbins. There's increasing recognition of the important role music therapy can make in changing lives and we're incredibly proud to support the services Nordoff Robbins provides.
The SSE Scottish Music Awards is an annual ceremony celebrating all that's great about Scottish music.
It's also Nordoff Robbins Scotland’s biggest fundraising event and 2016 marked an extra special event as the charity reached its 20th anniversary.
To celebrate the occasion, and to raise funds for the charity, SSE commissioned Scottish DJ Alex Menzies to produce the track ‘Seven Rare Deems’. The track was composed using sounds recorded at a music therapy session with an SSE-funded therapist.
It's available to download on iTunes and all profits go directly to Nordoff Robbins Scotland. You can find out more by watching the video below.
With the launch of Nordoff Robbins' annual Get Loud awareness day in England and Wales in June 2016, our customers have had the chance to see some of the biggest names in music perform a series of exclusive and intimate gigs, including the likes of Madness, Tinie Tempah, Neyo, Squeeze, Level 42 and Jake Bugg.
They were also able to "Get Loud" in their own way by putting on shows and concerts, and hosting karaoke and music quizzes to raise crucial funds and awareness for the charity.
Visit Get Loud for more information on this year's event.