Dementia-friendly music therapy sessions being held in Gedling and Mapperley move online during coronavirus lockdown

 Dementia-friendly music therapy sessions being held in Gedling and Mapperley move online during coronavirus lockdown
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Free music therapy sessions which were taking place in Gedling and Mapperley to help improve the quality of life for people through sound and song are set to continue online whilst the UK remains in coronavirus lockdown.

The Heron Music Cafe were holding regular sessions at The Willowbrook on Main Street in Gedling and also The Bread and Bitter on Woodthorpe Drive in Mapperley.

The sessions are run by local music practitioners and are designed to be fun, uplifting and accessible to all.

These have now moved online and organisers hope the online sing-a-longs will help combat feelings of self isolation and loneliness during lockdown.

Organiser Helen Tooth said: “Singing is good for you! It can help improve your mood and take your mind off the day’s troubles.

In these stressful times we are trying to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. We do this through online sing-along sessions of some of our favourite songs from the Heron Music Cafe for Wellbeing. The words appear at the bottom of the screen, so we’re hoping people will sing and dance along.

Helen added: “People do have to provide their own tea and biscuits!”

The Heron Music Cafe for Wellbeing sing-a-long sessions are now available online at https://www.facebook.com/musicworksmidlands/ and also https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlnxxYQxQgA

Gedling Eye Reporter

Gedling Eye Reporter

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