singing for health

Sing and Mingle Carers/Cared For Choir

Rona Topaz

Sing and Mingle Carers/Cared For Choir, a singing group meeting weekly at Manor Farm Day Centre, Egham. Aims and objectives are to allow carers to have respite from their caring responsibilities and to meet and sing with other carers in a supportive environment.
Cared for are welcome to join in or take part in the other activities taking place concurrently at the day centre. Funded on an ongoing basis by Spelthorne and Runnymede Borough Councils. Timescale: outgoing once weekly. Delivery dates: Fridays from 11-12pm

Description of the arts activity

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on mental health-related quality of life of older people: randomised controlled trial

Organisation: 
The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Background
As the population ages, older people account for a greater proportion of the health and social care budget. Whereas some research has been conducted on the use of music therapy for specific clinical populations, little rigorous research has been conducted looking at the value of community singing on the mental health-related quality of life of older people.

Aims
To evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community group singing for a population of older people in England.

Method

The Contribution of Community Singing Groups to the Well-Being of Older People: Participant Perspectives From the United Kingdom

Organisation: 
Southern Gerontological Society

Current evidence suggests that participatory arts activities, and particularly group singing, may contribute to the well-being of older people. However, there is currently a paucity of prospective research from the participant perspective. This qualitative study nested within a randomized controlled trial aimed to assess participants’ perspectives of the acceptability and effect on health and well-being of a community singing program for older people.

Singing4Health CIC

Name: 
Singing4Health CIC
Contact name: 
Maria Soriano
Telephone: 
0208 274 0075
Email address: 
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About: 
Singing4Health is a Community Interest Company that promotes physical. mental and social well-being through musical activities, primarily centred in singing. We aim to create sustainable singing activities for a wide range of beneficiaries, with a health related approach. Singing4Health organizes community choirs, voice workshops and activities related to singing with a very special focus on community building, integration, and promotion of tolerance.
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