Music therapy has the ability to reach even the most vulnerable and isolated people – and this couldn’t be more apparent than in the instances of our work in Neuro-Rehabilitation settings.
We’re committed to championing the work of the music therapy profession as a whole through our public policy programme.

If you’d like to find out more about the work we’re doing in this area, including our policy positions, work with MPs and roundtable series with the BPI, then sign up to our Policy Forum for the latest news.

We may also draw on your music or music therapy expertise, and seek your input on policy positions and priority areas.

Sign up to the policy forum here

After being in India for four months, I would love to share an update of some of my experience so far.

Nordoff Robbins South West & South Wales covers a wide geographical area from Cornwall in the west, over to south Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in the east, and up to South Wales, Worcestershire and Herefordshire in the north. It is nevertheless a currently ‘small’ NR region with a total of 5 music therapists working for NR!

nordoff robbins Chief Executive, Julie Whelan, writes on our support of Children's Mental Health Week:

We are delighted to support Children’s Mental Health Week, running this 5 – 11 February, to raise awareness of children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. At Nordoff Robbins everything we do is about people and music, and we are passionate about using our music therapy to help children and young people across the UK.

This Pancake Day, head to King’s Cross where you can take part in the very first ever Granary Square Brasserie Pancake Day race - All in aid of Nordoff Robbins!

You are invited to run around the pancake flipping course in Granary Square - and as an additional warming treat, hot chocolate will be served to race participants and spectators alike. 

It costs £10 to take part, with the proceeds from this going to support our incredible music therapy work. 

We are delighted to announce that, this year's recipient of the Nordoff Robbins Legends of Football Award will be former West Ham United, Chelsea and Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard.

Frank's glittering career has seen three league titles, 609 top-flight appearances and 177 goals, and he is rightly recognised as one of the all-time great Premier League players.

He will join Sir Stanley Matthews, Sir Bobby Robson, Kenny Dalglish and last year's recipient Steven Gerrardin receiving one of football's greatest honours.

The ability of music to deeply transform and enrich people’s lives is widely known, but not always well understood.

The Research Team here at Nordoff Robbins works hard to build and develop that understanding, conducting research into the specific benefits and powerful impacts of music therapists who work everyday with the most vulnerable and isolated members of society, and also ensuring that our music therapy theory and best practice are based on the latest and best evidence about how music can affect people's lives.


We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing charity with around 90 employees and income in the region of £5.3m per annum.

Get ready. The Nordoff Robbins football tournament is BACK!

Here's why you have to be there

Playing on a professional pitch, walking out the tunnel to the Champions League song, complimentary team jerseys, amazing prizes…this is what a football fan’s dreams are made of. Get together your office’s Ronaldos/Messis/anyone who owns some shinpads and help raise money for people in need of music therapy while having the best day out.