Music Therapy Week 2015
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Music Therapy Week 2015
22 - 28th June

Music Therapy Week 2015 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. It 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.

This year's campaign will focus on the instrumental role music therapy has to play in supporting people with dementia and those who care for them. Leading research has shown that music therapy can significantly help to improve and support the mood, alertness and engagement of people with dementia, can reduce the use of medication, as well as helping to manage and reduce agitation, isolation, depression and anxiety, overall supporting a better quality of life (Ridder et al, 2013)

To find out how you can get involved and support our campaign, please visit our Get Involved with MTW pages, or contact us on T: 020 7837 6100 or email pr@bamt.org

You can support the campaign online via social media.Find us on Facebook at BAMT and on Twitter using @musictherapyuk #MTW2015 #musictherapyuk

Music Therapy

Music therapy uses the unique properties of music to help people who are emotionally isolated to communicate and express themselves, sometimes for the first time in their lives. It also supports recovery and management of medical conditions such as neurological disease and brain injury.

All practising music therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. Music therapists work in health, education and social care. Many are self employed and others are employed by statutory bodies, or music therapy charities around the UK which are reliant on public contributions to fund their life-changing work.

BAMT

BAMT is a professional body representing music therapy and music therapists in the UK. Having charitable status, the aim of BAMT is to support and promote the highest standards of practice, research and public information to further the advance of music therapy for public benefit.

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