What we do..
Our Musicians in Healthcare work with babies, children, young people and older people living with Dementia. We work in close partnership with medical staff, Occupational Therapists and Play Specialists to bring live music interaction right to the bedside.
Our Dream is to use music to “put the soul” back into healthcare by creating environments that make people feel safe and by encouraging a healthcare culture that helps staff interact with the person, as well as treating the health condition
We use voices, acoustic instruments and music technology like iPads to create a shared musical experience.
To enrich Healthcare settings with live music interactions, supporting well being through a shared musical experience.
To support Musicians in Healthcare with high quality training and professional development
To increase the reach of Music in Healthcare, into more Hospital, Hospice and Clinical settings in south-east England.
Our aim is to use music to “put the soul” back into healthcare by creating environments that make people feel safe and by encouraging a healthcare culture that encourages interaction with the person, as well as treating the health condition. We support the whole community around the patient, including families, care givers and staff in interactions and aim to improve the overall sound ecology of clinical spaces.
The Wishing Well team work with babies, children, young people and older people with Dementia.
All of our work is closely evaluated to ensure we are achieving our aims. We work closely with our Healthcare partners, adapting our practice to suit each location.
We are all “hard wired” to respond to music.
Before birth, we start to develop responses to sound stimuli, as babies lullabies help us sleep, childhood songs help us to learn and as teens, our musical tastes influence our dress codes and friendship groups. Music is uniquely placed to reach people of all ages and it has been affecting our mood, our memories and our sense of identity since time immemorial.
Most importantly, music gives voice to people who, because of their health or disabilities, may have very limited ways of communicating, enabling families to connect and share a positive experience even at very difficult times.
“Music helps children let out big feelings sideways”