Over the last 6 months, the impact of the national lockdown and further restrictions has impacted greatly on the most vulnerable and needy families in our communities.
Music therapy is even more vital than ever before. But we need to adapt and find ways of working that will enable us to meet the needs of the children and families that we work with. We can’t do this on our own. We need to work together, share ideas, resources and be compassionate.
For the first time at Suffolk Music Therapy Services, we have started a Facebook Live Music Singing session, facilitated by a Music therapist. This session is free and now receives several hundred views a week by families. In addition, our online music therapy sessions have enabled parents to see music therapy and helped them to get involved in the sessions in ways that they never could when their children were at school. Our therapists have innovated so many new and diverse ways of working.