Music Group

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 500

To put together a small collection of instruments that would allow patients (and staff) to ‘jam’ together for creative theraputic achievment and enjoyment. The funding will be used to purchase various musical instruments, some of which will be simple to play such as percussive instruments to enable less acomplished but enthusiastic individuals to join in. Music and being able to play instruments with others is such a huge aid to Recovery and gives an enormous sense of well being.Playing a musical instrument increases the capacity of your memory, boosts your team skills, teaches you perseverance, enhances your coordination, sharpens your concentration, fosters your self-expression, relieves stress, creates a sense of achievement, teaches you discipline and promotes happiness in your life and those around you. All of these qualities are so valauble to people suffering from debilitating mental illness.