E-news Issue 8
Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Students are welcome to attend the free weekly drumming circle at Casuarina Campus to connect with their mind and body.
Students are welcome to attend the free weekly drumming circle at Casuarina Campus to connect with their mind and body.

Weekly drumming circle focuses on mental wellbeing

Students are drumming up at the Strand lawn area on Charles Darwin University (CDU)’s Casuarina Campus from 4.30pm each Wednesday afternoon until the end of the semester.

Local mental health charity Two Two One and CDU Allied Health Collective are hosting the free weekly drumming circle for students at CDU.

The sessions focus on mental wellbeing through music with guidance from Two Two One founder Sacha King.

Students and even staff are all encouraged come along to learn some drumming, get into the rhythm, and forget all about the stress from studies and work.

CDU Allied Health Collective founder and occupational therapy student, Malia Ford, said drumming could help people connect with their mind and body.

“Being able to communicate without words is an important skill. That’s why drumming has such a connection with mental health and wellbeing,” Ms Ford said.

“The aim of the activity is for students meet and connect with people of all different backgrounds, both culturally and their different areas of studies, to enrich their university life.”

Register for the drumming circle here.