Music for mental health and wellbeing impact report

9th October 2023

This year we launched our Pilot Project funded by the Peter Sowerby Foundation – Music for Mental Health and Wellbeing. The aim of this project was to further develop our approach to live music in mental health services by providing opportunities for partner mental health settings and musicians to come together to practice, learn, develop and identify key outcomes.

Throughout the course of the pilot, live music had a positive impact on those experiencing it – including both patients and staff. These immediate impacts on patients ranged from improved wellbeing to nostalgic feelings. It allowed staff a chance to relax and get to know their patients better.

The report explores how our musicians responded to the people and environment. They ensured that the live music was tailored to the needs of the mental health settings and those in attendance, which proved impactful and valued.

“Having seen them in action, I believe Music in Hospitals & Care is making a real difference to patients and helping their recovery.”
Consultant, Princess of Wales Hospital

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