Singing for Wellbeing in Perth & Kinross

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Members of a mixed long term conditions group shared their singing talents this week in Perth & Kinross.

The final celebration event was held at the Norrie Miller Studio in Perth Concert Hall, as part of Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust’s (THAT) Singing For Wellbeing programme. The programme is delivered in association with Horsecross Arts Perth and supported by The Gannochy Trust and NHS Tayside.

Singing coach Amy Lord worked with participants during the eight-session programme to explore creativity through singing in a fun and enjoyable way. Volunteer support artist Emma Neck and THAT volunteer Annette McBride were also invaluable to the success of the programme.

Amy said, “I was excited to work with this group of people and share my love of Scots language, singing and exploring music together. Everyone worked extremely hard and we had great fun along the way.”

THAT development officer Karine Neill said, “The programme is about enjoyment and development over time. It’s brilliant to watch someone grow in confidence and feel safe in this supported, shared experience. Horsecross Arts provide great surroundings in the Norrie Miller Studio.”

THAT and Horsecross Arts in association with Forteviot Trust, are also launching a choir for people living with mixed long term conditions in Perth & Kinross. The programme will commence on Monday, 15 April from 1.30-3.30pm over an eight-week period, with the hope of continuing beyond this timeframe. If you would like to register, please contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

THAT promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, promote social inclusion and empower an individual to make an important contribution to their health and wellbeing.

For more information about the programme please contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509.

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