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This network, which is led by Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Clinical Fellow, Liesbeth Tip from the University of Edinburgh, will provide a space for a diverse community of singing practitioners, health professionals, and researchers working on singing and health, to come together to share knowledge, ideas and practice and to open up avenues for communication between individuals and organisations. The Research Assistant on the project is Sophie Boyd, who is both an active researcher and a Singing for Health practitioner.

Singing for Health groups support the management of a range of conditions such as respiratory conditions, dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, and mental health concerns. As of yet, there is no Scotland-wide network that unites practitioners, researchers and health professionals working in these health-related fields.

On this website, you will find a map showing the locations of Singing for Health groups in the Greater Glasgow area, as well as links to research evidencing the potential impacts singing can have on individuals, patients, service users, and singers. Over the next year, our digital map will grow to include the first comprehensive list of Singing for Health services in Scotland, which will be useful for individuals with a range of conditions and health professionals such as nurses, GPs and link workers who will be able see if there are Singing for Health groups in their area. If you know of or run a singing for health group in Scotland and would like to appear on the map, please get in touch.

We have also produced a podcast series that showcases different approaches and issues related to Singing for Health.

The network will also host a range of workshops to support Singing for Health groups allowing them to showcase their work as well as providing a space to consider larger issues including how to engage and work alongside health professionals.

These pages will be updated as the project progresses. If you would like to get in touch with us about the project, please email singing-for-health@rcs.ac.uk.

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