About Us

... helps the medicine go down ...
MUSIC powerfully impacts health and wellbeing  

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Who We Are

theory of change

think cre8tive group cic delivers creativity through music as a health intervention within OUR local communities:

Our theory of change comes from our study, where we found that group singing impacts:

  • Relationship, where individuality is appreciates on a personal level;
  • Social confidence, where people interact voluntarily without coercion;
  • Skill development, where personal capability is increased;
  • Motivation, where there is intrinsic impetus to change; and
  • Ownership, where people take personal responsibility and accountability for behaviour

SECTOR RELEVANCE

Our management team brings a number of highly-specialist skills to the table:

Musically, we are experienced and trained instrumentalists, with additional training in the specialist music education skills of the Kodály (singing), Dalcroze (movement) and Orff (instrument) approaches.

Academically, we research and write and deliver sessions based on our skills and training in MEDICINE, PSYCHOLOGY, EDUCATION and MEDIA.

 

BROAD experience

Frances turnbull:

Frances is Chief Executive Officer, responsible for strategy, research, and IT development. As our guitar specialist, she also develops the theory behind the interventions and currently delivers our Care Home Choir sessions on You Tube and TikTok. Her special interests are neuropsychology and chronic illness.

MELANIE COSSINS:

Melanie is our Creative Director, our singing specialist who also sorts our finance, budget and forecasting! She has has written and delivered all of the child-related programs project, as well as intergenerational, rehabilitation and computer design projects. She also has a special interest in using creativity in neurodivergence provision.

PAMELA EATON:

Pamela is our specialist Clinical Director, advising on medical approaches and implications of music on conditions. With experience in setting up research projects within the NHS as well as leading CAMHS, she designs the care home choir sessions and is currently working on our musical intervention for mental health. She devised our first training conference, and is particularly interested in using music in a variety of conditions in older people, particularly dementia.

Melanie Cossins

Our Vision

A Future where everyone sings everyday!

Our Mission

To improve health and wellbeing through use of creativity and enhance quality of life for all.

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the best people for the job

the directors of THIS community interest company have what it takes to deliver

United by their love of music and their passion for people, the directors of Think Cre8tive Group community interest company work together to develop and promote their music health intervention programmes.

silhouette, girl, movement
chief executive officer

Frances has been self-employed since 2006, and 6 years-experience working for self-starter millionaire entrepreneurs in her 20’s. As an author and musician for over 30 years, her passion for ethical research underlies her steadfast commitment to improving opportunities for all in the real world.

creative director

Melanie began her journey in successful entrepreneurship in 2000, and 12 prior years of real-work involvement in the arts through music, dance and drama. Her personal experiences of arts in health bring real-world application to her planning, training and delivery.

clinical director

Pamela has a significant range of experience in the medical world of the NHS as a practitioner, chief executive in health, and project pioneer. Her exceptional people skills, decisive action and tenacious project completion are enhanced by her passion for sharing music meaningfully.

WITH GRATEFUL THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS FUNDERS:

"... in the most delightful way!"

Love music? Think music. Think Cre8tive Group CIC.

For health. For education. For life.