Music and Wellbeing Launch

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Music can make us all feel better. We use it instinctively to boost mood, drive work and heal pain. Evidence from the arts, psychology, neuroscience and medicine demonstrate the power of music to enhance body and mind states.

New applications of music wellbeing in the US, Australia and Asia have recorded impressive effects including reducing need for medicines, improving sleep and quality of life in populations as diverse as premature babies to adults with dementia. The University of Sheffield will now join the front of this knowledge drive in the UK.

On the 5th May you are cordially invited to the launch of 'Music and Wellbeing', a research unit based in the Department of Music. This research unit will study the ways in which music can contribute to both extraordinary and everyday wellbeing challenges.

The Music and Wellbeing launch will be held in beautiful Firth Hall, beginning with a drinks reception at 5.30pm.

From 6pm we will introduce you to the unit’s exciting projects, including work in dementia and cancer care, and studies of memory and musical training. The event will feature a piano recital from Jessica Crich, one of the unit’s talented PhD students, alongside presentations from Helena Muller (Founder and Chief Executive - Lost Chord), David Robinson (Lead Music Therapist - Nordoff Robbins), and Professor Lord Robert Winston (Scientist & Chairman of the Royal College of Music).

Music Wellbeing invitation: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/music-and-wellbeing-research-unit-launch-tickets-15796669263?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Music Wellbeing website: http://musicwellbeing.group.shef.ac.uk/