Information for service users and their families
Music therapy / music and health organisations
Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy in Scotland : provides music therapy services across Scotland and develops awareness of music therapy.
British Association for Music Therapy : provides information for the public and supports the highest standards of training, practice and research in music therapy. Membership is open to qualified music therapists; Associate Membership is open to individuals and institutions/organisations who are interested in furthering their understanding of music therapy.
Health Professions Council : the statutory regulatory organisation for UK music therapists. Music therapy has been a registered profession in the UK since 1999. Use the online register to check the status of music therapists.
Sound Sense : the UK professional association promoting community music and supporting community musicians
Culture and Wellbeing : using the arts to improve the nation’s health
London Arts in Health Forum : develops the role of culture in wellbeing; promotes and supports arts in health activity across London and nationally
Music Therapy Charity : founded in 1969 to support music therapists in the UK. Its principal function is to raise money to fund research into music therapy.
MusicSpace : founded in 1989 and provides music therapy through four regional branches: Bristol, Nottingham, Hampshire and London.
Music as Therapy : founded in 1995 to help disadvantaged children and adults in Romania. Aims to develop and use music therapy as a means to relieve those living in conditions of need, hardship or distress, suffering from mental or physical disability and the effects of poverty or sickness.
Jessie's Fund : provides music therapy in children's hospices and supports the establishment of posts in UK children's hospices nationwide.
North Yorkshire Music Therapy Centre : provides a mobile music therapy service to schools, hospitals and day centres in North Yorkshire and promotes knowledge of music therapy in the region.
Cornwall Music Therapy Trust : established in August 2006 to oversee and fund the development and research of music therapy in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Belltree Music Therapy Centre : offers music therapy to people of all ages across Brighton and Hove and Sussex counties.
Sound Waves South West : established in 2000, providing music therapy in Devon and Cornwall.
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