The Firebird Trust work with hospitals to enhance healthcare and wellbeing through creative music therapy and by providing live music and participatory workshops within wards and waiting areas. This engages patients with music in an environment where beeps are the main interruption to silence. The introduction of music within the hospital environment is proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression, improve mood and raise spirits and enhance self esteem. All of the musicians working within this area have received specialist training with Musique et Sante.
Members of the Firebird Trust creative team have worked in mixed participatory workshops delivering music workshops to people who have experienced or are experiencing mental health issues. Using creative music therapy as a tool to discuss issues, builds bonds and friendships and also creates a participatory environment that involves everyone in the setting.
The Firebird Trust also run assisted music technology workshops with Artist Shirley Novak. Digital Beginnings is a series of workshops designed specifically for people with disabilities, providing pathways into music for people with additional needs of all ages. Using music technology participants make musical sounds and create, play and perform music in a number of different ways. This project actively encourages participants to be creative and to embrace their own musicality.
The Firebird Trust have historically worked in a variety of settings using creative music therapy including prisons and young offenders institutions plus secure colleges for people with additional needs and acute healthcare settings.
For more information on how you can utilise our creative music therapy resources and services then please contact 01159932346 or alternatively please visit our Contact Us page.