Music Therapy in the UK
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Music Therapy in the UK

The work of music therapists has a decisive impact on the lives of hundreds of people every day. The unique properties of music therapy mean it has the potential to play a vital role in sustaining the health and wellbeing of our society into the future.

Priority areas of public health, care and social wellbeing, such as maximising opportunities for vulnerable children, improving adult mental wellbeing and caring for the growing number of people affected by dementia, are all areas where music therapy has shown it has an important contribution to make.

Click on the image below to access the interactive map of music therapy services in the UK

Music therapists work across a range of health, social care and educational settings, including:

  • Hospitals (NHS and private)
  • Mainstream schools, special schools and pupil referral units
  • Child Development Centres
  • Children's Centres
  • Day centres
  • Hospices
  • Residential settings including care homes
  • Prisons and forensic settings
  • Acute and post acute rehabilitation centres
  • Specialist music therapy centres
  • Community spaces
  • In people's homes

If you would like to find out more about music therapy, contact the British Association for Music Therapy

t: 020 7837 6100