Patient Leaflet

Why Music

Music is being used more frequently to combat common health conditions. With a shortage of music therapists across the UK, clinical music intervention provides a high quality and accessible solution.

Social enterprise Think Cre8tive Group CIC began to offer Singing 4 Health in both Bolton and Wakefield in 2018. We have run sessions for care and residential homes and intergenerational music sessions. These sessions helped to reduce depression, anxiety, loneliness, isolation, and the experience of pain.

In 2019 we expanded into groups for new-mums-and-babies. Sessions helped to prevent and/or reduce post-natal depression. We also worked with men’s recovery groups which helped to improve self-esteem, confidence value, social connection, and have been contacted by local mental health teams and prisons.

We combine trained musicians and trained health care workers. Together they deliver singing sessions for an hour to groups according to condition. We plan our programmes carefully and take a relaxed, assuring approach.

To put your name on the waiting list contact:

info@thinkcre8tivegroup.com

01204 595 680

Clinical Support

RENAL FAILURE AND COMPLICATIONS

Listening to music during hemodialysis sessions:

• reduces anxiety

• reduces blood pressure

• reduces heart rate

• reduces respiratory rate

• reduces pain

• reduces nausea

STROKE / MUSCOSKELETAL

Music:

• changes biomechanical behaviour

• lowers anxiety

• lowers depression

• increases hand strength

• improves non-verbal  relationships 

ANTENATAL/NEONATAL/BABY/FAMILY CLINIC

Music is being used in:

• autism

• epilepsy

• neonatal

• pain

• stress

• palliative care

and leads to:

• improved physiologic indicators

• improved feeding

• reduced length of hospital stay

• reduced pain

Cancer Recovery

SUPPORT DURING TREATMENT

Music during chemo/radiotherapy:

• reduces pain

• reduces stress

• reduces treatment-associated anxiety

• improves heart rate

• improves respiratory rate

• improves blood pressure

• improves quality of life

BREAST CANCER

Music intervention:

• reduces anxiety

• reduces stress

• reduces depression

• reduces mood disorders

PAEDIATRIC CANCER

Music intervention:

• calms

• relieves distress

• promotes relationships

• enables self-care

• builds hope in children

Long Term Management

CHRONIC ILLNESS PAIN MANAGEMENT

Music intervention during pain can:

• elevate mood

• improve motivation

• increasing feelings of   control

• reduced feelings of pain

DEMENTIA/PARKINSON’S

Singing therapy can:

• reduce depression

• address challenging behaviours

• improve quality of life

• improving gait in Parkinson’s

CARDIOLOGY/HYPERTENSION

Making music:

• changes the immune system

• reduces stress

• reduces blood pressure

• reduces further risk of heart disease

Breathing Difficulties

ASTHMA/COPD/LUNG DISEASE

Singing every week helps to:

• improve your exercise capacity

• reduces anxiety

• reduced GP visits

• reduces hospital admissions

• improves assessment test results

Mental Health

ANXIETY / DEPRESSION / AGITATION / LONELINESS

Listening to music:

• reduces preoperative anxiety

• reduces depression

Singing:

• reduces loneliness and isolation

• reduces agitation

Speech and Language

LANGUAGE DELAY / SPECIFIC LANGUAGE IMPAIRMENT

Singing:

• improves language after stroke

• can help to diagnose language impairment

• can improve language  delay