Last year we reached more people than ever before

We’re delighted to share that last year we delivered 29,725 music therapy sessions to 7,916 beneficiaries – reaching more people in more places than ever before.

We have just published our new 2017 Annual Review, and you can read more about this and our other milestones inside, including the opening of our newly refurbished, world-leading music therapy centre in London, and our new centre in Newcastle.

We also explored the impact of our music therapy services on beneficiaries, their family members, carers and staff at a cross-section of our partner organisations and open access centres, and were so pleased to see an increase on last year’s already very positive impact figures.

95% people said music therapy helped improve their interaction, communication and relationships

91% said it improved their quality of life and wellbeing

You can also find out more about the beneficiaries who are the heart of our music therapy work – including Betsy, Robert, Esther and Laura – and read about their journeys with music. As Betsy’s mum Rochelle says, “Music therapy has boosted Betsy’s self-esteem and encouraged her passion for music. This makes us so happy because Betsy has such a wonderful imagination and vocabulary – and music therapy is helping her to thrive.”  

We support thousands of people in our own centres and by working in partnership with a wide range of organisations, including care homes, schools and hospitals. Music therapy can help a child with autism to communicate, enable someone with dementia to regain their sense of identity, or provide comfort to someone facing terminal illness.

Read the Annual Review 2017 here.