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