Series: Creative Thinktanks
Ideas explored: music for health and wellbeing
Creative Thinktank 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2019
A growing body of research evidence is drawing attention to the many positive impacts singing can have on physical and mental wellbeing, encouraging increasingly more members of the community to seek the connectivity and uplifting qualities of group singing activities. With social prescription currently high on the government agenda, both demand for such provision and complexity of need are likely to increase dramatically. Facilitated by Katherine Zeserson, and with an opening presentation by Bev Taylor, NHS Lead for Social Prescribing, this event brought together researchers, policy-makers, clinicians, practitioners and other stakeholders to consider how community-based assets (choirs, singing and music groups) become ‘social prescribing’ ready.
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