Research project on singing for wellbeing in West Midlands, England

Singing for Wellbeing

Being a member of the Natural Voice Practisioners Network based in England helps to keep me posted on activity across the water there. I am keen to encourage and support Ireland in the development of forging stronger links between community artists of all mediums, organisations, and the public at large in the wonderful work we do where we are supporting others to connect to theirselves, each other, and to the environment surrounding us. Here is a post I received today which I’d like to share.

The Workers’ Educational Association West Midlands has been running a 12-month research project on singing for wellbeing, in conjunction with the University of Oxford, to explore the impact of adult education singing classes on students’ health and wellbeing. Several NVPN members have been involved in this, and the project has now produced a 6-minute YouTube clip, which is well worth watching.