Singing to promote mental health and well-being
Evidence & Practice    

Singing to promote mental health and well-being

Theodore Stickley Associate professor of mental health, University of Nottingham School of Health Sciences, England
Laura Plumb Nursing student, Masters of Nursing Science, School of Health Sciences, , University of Nottingham, England

This article reports on a qualitative research project that explored the benefits of attending a community choir in the UK. The choir attracts people who use mental health services and is funded by the Institute of Mental Health. The choir is informed by principles of social inclusion to promote mental health and well-being. Ten members were interviewed and the data were subject to a thematic analysis process. Members reported social and health benefits, personal accomplishments and enjoyment.

Mental Health Practice. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1182

Correspondence

theo.stickley@nottingham.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Received: 30 May 2016

Accepted: 09 September 2016

Published online: 10 April 2017