Award-winning program
with proven outcomes

Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

The name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.

DRUMBEAT incorporates hand drumming, behavioural therapeutic principles and cognitive and dialectical elements to achieve positive outcomes. It is estimated that over 50,000 people around the world have participated in and experienced the benefits of the program so far.

As humans, we are social beings and by our very nature dependent upon relationships for our survival and prosperity. Relationships define identity, connect us in meaningful ways, and let us experience rich and fulfilling lives. DRUMBEAT facilitates the social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and values. This process of re-connection with self and interconnection with others enables profound social and behavioural change.

DRUMBEAT won two prestigious awards at the WA Constable Care Child Safety Awards 2013, an Award for Excellence in Community Services in 2010, and was a finalist at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards in 2009.

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Working with DRUMBEAT

There are many ways to engage with DRUMBEAT. You can:

Email drumbeat@holyoake.org.au for more information.

Proven outcomes

  • Increased mental wellbeing
  • Increased knowledge and understanding of relationship issues
  • Reduction in psychological distress
  • Reduction in antisocial behavior
  • Reduction in school absenteeism
  • Reduction in reportable school based behavioral incidences
  • Improved self-regulation
  • Increased social and emotional learning
  • Increased empathy

Learn more about evidence and research behind DRUMBEAT click here