Open access music therapy services commence in Newcastle

This May Bank Holiday weekend marked a milestone in Nordoff Robbins history as we delivered our very first music therapy sessions out of our dedicated new music therapy centre in Newcastle – the first of its kind outside of London.

As the largest and leading UK music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins is dedicated to changing the lives of vulnerable and isolated people by offering support through our own centres and by working in a range of partnership settings including care homes, schools and hospitals.

When delivered by a trained practitioner music therapy can be used to support people living who have a variety of needs and can aid communication and expression.

The new centre, was opened in March by music superstar Sting. Funded by the Graham Wylie Foundation and based at the former matron’s lodge at Newcastle’s Fleming Hospital, the centre is run by Nordoff Robbins to primarily support children and young people from across the region.

At the opening Sting said: “I am the perfect example of the effectiveness of music therapy, I say this because without music I am not sure of what my life would be like”

Hannah Ashman, the Nordoff Robbins music therapist who led this weekend’s sessions said “It’s been such an honour to be delivering sessions here today and great to meet the families who we will be working with. The day was really positive and we are very excited to see how things develop over the coming weeks.”

Accessing Nordoff Robbins Services in Newcastle

To enquire about music therapy at the Newcastle centre please contact Beverley Rayner 07553 607921