What if doctors didn’t always prescribe drugs for the ageing population? What if they prescribed art in all its rich and enriching forms? HammondCare’s Arts on Prescription in Australia have produced a film about their work http://www.hammond.com.au/health-and-aged-care/changing-lives-through-artRead more "Changing Lives Through Art"
The healing power of a shared song A research-led project to run and evaluate the value of regular singing groups in helping local people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to manage their condition better. Singing for Better Breathing is a study to explore the value of group singing in promoting wellbeing for people in […]Read more "Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity announce partnership with SDH centre on Singing and COPD project"
Music can be very good for you. Plato spoke of its potential to foster ‘the growth of the soul’ and people have been claiming the beneficial effects of music ever since. This paper summarises evaluation findings on a music-centred project aimed at supporting the healthy educational, psychological and social development of nursery-aged children in a […]Read more "SDH Centre Researchers publish Music For Change Early Years Project Report"
Over 100 people, who sing to improve their health and wellbeing, performed at the Hazlitt Theatre to celebrate the benefits that group singing has on their mind, body and soul. Four singing groups from West Kent and Medway, and another four from East Kent, came together for a one off performance to celebrate a project […]Read more "Community Groups celebrate Singing for Health and Wellbeing at Hazlitt Theatre"
A new short film about ‘Wishing Well’ in Brighton – a singing/music project for patients with dementia: http://wishingwellmusic.org.uk/film/ One of our West Kent and Medway ‘singing and mental health’ project singing facilitators, Zoe Konez, appears in the second film that talks about how the Wishing Well project works with children in hospital.Read more "Sidney De Haan Centre musicians involved in Singing and Dementia project"
Professor Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre will be speaking at The Wellbeing Symposium 2015 in Maidstone on 11th November 2015. For full details please click hereRead more "Singing Improves Wellbeing – Research Shared At Symposium"
Do you have COPD and live in Lambeth and Southwark? If so, you can join one of our friendly weekly singing groups for free. No singing experience necessary, partners and carers welcome. A short film about the project is available to view here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzDz4rfQipk To find out more visit http://www.s4bb.org.ukRead more "Singing and COPD recruitment drive"
Participants from the Parkinson’s singing group run by Grenville Hancox in Pimlico were asked to briefly reflect on their experience of taking part 1. Dear Grenville After our skylarks session yesterday I felt relaxed and happy. I have always enjoyed singing and was a member of our church choir. Singing with the Skylarks brings back many […]Read more "Powerful reflections from Pimlico Parkinson’s Singing Group"
As dementia becomes more prevalent in ageing populations, scientists are increasingly looking at preventing and treating the condition without drugs. Music and dancing appear to have a protective effect and researchers from the Sidney De Haan Centre at Canterbury Christ Church University are working with a dance company to analyse their benefits. A film has been produced […]Read more "How dance classes are helping people with dementia"