Singing to promote mental health and well-being
Laura Plumb Nursing student, Masters of Nursing Science, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, England
Theodore Stickley Associate professor of mental health, 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. 20, 8, 31-36. doi: 10.7748/mhp.2017.e1182Correspondence
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareConflict of interest
Received: 30 May 2016
Accepted: 09 September 2016