Music Therapy Week
Music Therapy Week is a week dedicated to raising awareness about how music therapy can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities across the UK. Music therapy can help people of any age who find it difficult to communicate verbally, due to a physical or cognitive disability, emotional distress or mental illness.
Music Therapy Week is held biennially, with the theme for each campaign focusing on a different area of practice. 2015's campaign highlighted the instrumental role music therapy has to play in supporting people with dementia and those who care for them. During the week, a range of local events took place across the country, (find out more about the events in our MTW2015 events page) and this culminated in a national round table discussion at Portcullis House, Westminster supported by MPs.
The impact of MTW2015 continues to build. Following the round table at Westminster, a national dementia working group has been formed to develop the access to and integration of music therapy for people with dementia and those who care for them into dementia care. In January 2016, a further round table discussion took place in Holyrood to develop support for the campaign in Scotland.
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