What is music therapy?
Playing a musical instrument is a lot of fun, but it can also be used as a powerful way to help explore and express feelings and emotions safely.
Music therapy could help your child:
Who can benefit from music therapy?
Everyone! We can support your whole family, friends and carers as well as your child. We might even encourage you to take part with your child as this time spent together - where the main focus is not a medical one - is often refreshing. Brothers and sisters can also benefit from having their own music therapy sessions, too.
Where does it take place?
At the hospice. We have a whole room full of musical instruments to choose from.
But what if you can’t play an instrument?
Don’t worry - you don’t need to. In a music therapy session, the focus is on improvising, so there are no set rules or pieces of music to practise. Sessions can include writing songs, making music CDs, singing, family work, memory making and simply listening to music.
Who takes the session?
How do I find out more?
If your child is currently being supported by us,
please speak to a member of staff or contact our
music therapist on 01582 497850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why not download our children’s services leaflet to find out more about music therapy.