We can all relate to the way music moves us – it can lift our mood, it can calm us, it can motivate us and comfort us. But in the hands of expertly trained music therapists like ours at Nordoff Robbins, music can bring added benefits, breaking through where words can’t.
Through music therapy, we’ve seen children who are severely autistic speak for the first time, we’ve seen someone isolated by dementia have moments in the present, we’ve seen lives devastated by road traffic accidents move to the rhythm of song and we’ve seen music bring moments of peace to those dealing with crippling depression and anxiety.
That’s the power of music therapy.
At Nordoff Robbins, we celebrate the connection and joy and the vital role music plays in changing the lives of those with life-limiting illnesses, physical disabilities and emotional challenges. As the UK’s largest independent music therapy charity, we work across the country offering vital support through our dedicated centres and in partnership alongside over 200 organisations. Our therapists work in schools, hospitals, care homes, prisons, hospices, brain injury units, and mental health services to make sure we are reaching and supporting the UK’s most vulnerable and isolated people, when and where they need help most.
Get Loud is Nordoff Robbins’ annual awareness day on 25 September 2019, geared to raise our profile, increase awareness of our services and inspire music fans across the UK to support Nordoff Robbins. Together, with some of the most influential names in music, we capture the essence of what music means to people, through a series of live music experiences and social media engagement.
We shout loudly and proudly about the incredible work our music therapists do every day to help enrich lives, and champion key issues around the social value of music and the impact music therapy can have on health and wellbeing.
Listen as Nordoff Robins have joined forces with Point Blank to create the Get Loud series of radio shows.