There is a wealth of information supporting the benefits that experiencing music can have for our health and wellbeing. We are celebrating other organisations doing great work in this area and the important and insightful work taking place to explore how and why music can have such a profound impact for different groups of people.
Explore some of the organisations we have been partnering with to connect people to our sessions and share #JoyThroughLiveMusic. They offer great resources, advice, activities and services which you can incorporate into your daily wellbeing routine.
- Playlist for Life want everyone living with with dementia to have a unique, personal playlist and everyone who loves or cares for them to know how to use it. Music in Hospitals & Care has been working with Playlist for Life Help Points in Wales to bring live music to people in care homes and sheltered accommodation and using their expertise and ‘conversation starters’ resource to bring personal playlists to life.
- Music for Dementia is a national campaign led by The Utley Foundation to make music available for everyone living with dementia. Music in Hospitals & Care is proud to feature on Music for Dementia’s Musical Map, which has been updated to include many virtual and online music services.
- Chiltern Music Therapy is an award winning not-for-profit organisation that provides music therapy and community music to people of all ages across the UK. Their experienced team of Music Therapists can provide a host of digital solutions to help people of all ages with a range of needs.
- Age UK aims to provide life enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. Music in Hospitals & Care works with Age UK to deliver live music in many of their regional centres, including a recent partnership in the North of England and as part of the Campaign to End Loneliness.
- Campaign to End Loneliness is a coalition of organisations and individuals, working together through research, policy, campaigning and innovation to combat loneliness and inspire individuals to keep connected in older age.
- Independent Age provides independent, free information and advice for older people and their families on care and support, money benefits and health and mobility, along with friendship services to relieve loneliness.
- Alzheimer’s Society campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia in the UK today. The charity’s Singing for the Brain sessions brings people affected by dementia together to sing a variety of songs they know and love, in a fun and friendly environment. It also involves fun vocal exercises that help improve brain activity and wellbeing. Alzheimer’s Society are currently offering a virtual Singing for the Brain service – either on internet using Zoom or over the phone (Ring and Sing).
Reports & Reviews
Music in Hospitals & Care
Other reports and reviews of interest
- Spend (slightly) less on health, and more on the arts
BMJ Editorial, 2002
- Keep music live: music and the alleviation of apathy in dementia subjects
Clive Holmes, Andrew Knights, Christine Dean, Sarah Hodkinson and Vivienne Hopkins
School of Medicine, University of Southampton, U.K.
School of Music, University of Southampton, U.K. 2006
- An Evidence Review of the Impact of Participatory Arts on Older People
Mental Health Foundation
- ‘I’D RATHER HAVE MUSIC!’: the effects of live and recorded music for people with dementia living in care homes, and their carers
Dr Claire Garabedian: Thesis submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, University of Stirling, 2014
- Evidence Summary for Policy: The role of arts in improving health & wellbeing
Dr Daisy Fancourt, Katey Warran & Henry Aughterson: Report to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, April 2020