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The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health is committed to researching the potential value of music, and other participative arts activities, in the promotion of well-being and health of individuals and communities, and continues to build the case for Singing on Prescription.

We have shown that group singing has positive benefits for people with enduring mental health issues and people with COPD.

We have conducted the world’s first randomised controlled trial on community singing with older adults showing improvements in mental wellbeing.

We are researching the role of art galleries and museums in promoting wellbeing, the value of drama workshops for children with communication difficulties and the benefits of dance for people with dementia.

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