Music therapy can help adults and older people affected by:
Mental health issues including:
Dementia, anxiety or depression.
We also work with people affected by:
Developmental delay, brain injury or multiple disabilities.
Dual diagnosis - learning disability with mental health issues.
How Does Music Therapy Help?
The ability to respond to music is usually unaffected by disability, illness or injury.
This person-centred therapy involves active, creative music-making, listening, responding and eliciting the individual’s own ideas.
Music therapy can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community, helping people who find it difficult to communicate verbally, due to a physical or cognitive disability, emotional distress or mental illness.
Music Therapy can facilitate:
Communication, relating, choice, self-expression, individual identity, positivity,
emotional well-being, connections with others and memories.
It can reduce agitation, isolation and loneliness
Go to our Current Projects for a film about Pauline's Story.
Raising confidence through group music therapy
Find out about Key Changes FREE taster sessions for dementia care homes.
The therapist connects deeply with all who are referred to her and builds a strong rapport through the use of music.
It is wonderful to see them interacting with the therapist, responding to the music and being given a positive means of expressing themselves.
We have seen first-hand how music therapy can transcend communication barriers.
Medical Team, Independence Homes Ltd