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PRESS RELEASE SEPT 21

We're really thrilled that a student in Cornwall has been funded in full by her employers, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This is in addition to other students sponsored by local government, local education authorities, international charities and other NGOs. This points to the increasing recognition of informal music making as a road towards social connection, acceptance, self worth and well being.

And the importance of sensitive creative leadership

Here is the press release in full, going out to many UK and international publications this Autumn, 2021

 

NHS FUNDS SONG THERAPY TRAINING

The Song Therapy Network, based in the UK, supports community music leaders worldwide using music to promote well being and their one year online course has now got the nod of approval from the NHS. Nigel Neill, co-founder of the Song Therapy Network explains. "We're really pleased to say that a student in Cornwall has had her course fees funded in full by her NHS employers. This is an important step forward for us and points to the increasing use of informal music programmes to promote well being and recovery for those facing health challenges in their lives."


The course celebrates sensitive creative leadership and person centred thinking. It explores the power of popular music to bring people together and offer a place to relax and put day to day troubles aside. "Many students are self funded," says Nigel, "but we also have others sponsored by local government, charities and NGOs. It seems that our rather unique approach is catching on, not surprising perhaps given that, in the UK, Social Prescription and the Recovery College have become such popular initiatives both within the NHS and beyond.”

For more information contact Nigel by email nigelneill@songtherapy.net or visit the website www.songtherapy.net

 

COURSE DETAILS HERE

 

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