Nordoff Robbins and sister organisation Nordoff Robbins Scotland have taken a significant step as they announce a major development – a merger, which will see the two organisations come together to form a single UK wide Nordoff Robbins charity.

We have recieved $50,000 from the social app 'Vero', and singer, Jorja Smith, after she was recognised with a GQ award which was accompanied by a donation to a charity of her choice.

At the 21st Men of the Year Awards Ceremony on September 5th, GQ and next-gen social network, Vero, introduced a new award - the Vero Breakthrough Solo Artist of the Year Award - which was presented to Jorja Smith. 

We’re delighted to announce, alongside sponsors SSE, that even more outstanding nominees and performers have been added to the roster for the 20th SSE Scottish Music Awards on 1 December in Glasgow’s SEC. 

In a special addition for the 20th year celebrations, Annie Lennox and Susan Boyle will join the ranks of Scotland's greatest artists in being awarded the Scottish Music Hall of Fame Award, which is sponsored by the Royal Highland Centre.

Music has the power to affect us in different ways. It can be stimulating or soothing; stir our emotions and memories, comfort and inspire. We use music therapy to help people with a range of conditions including learning disabilities, neurological disorders, life-limiting illness, brain injury, cerebral palsy, mental health issues, trauma, stroke and dementia. Music therapy uses music to break down barriers caused by illness or disability. 

We have two therapists working from the Tayside base. From our initial work across Angus schools, we have now developed a service to include venues in Dundee, Perth and Angus for both children and adults with a range of learning difficulties, language and communication disorders, social and emotional behavioural difficulties and mental health problems.

We have a team of seven music therapists in our west of Scotland service, based in Glasgow. We provide music therapy for individuals and small groups, as well as larger group work as part of our developing community music therapy service.

At the end of March 2018, we moved into our wonderful new facilities in Dunfermline on the site of the Fire Station Creative. We currently have two therapists working from here, which provides an excellent central location for music therapy sessions, workshops and presentations. We are very grateful to the Carnegie Dunfermline Trust who have been the primary funders for our portacabin.

We currently have a team of five music therapists working from the East Scotland centre in Edinburgh. The centre provides an accessible and quiet base for individual and small group music therapy sessions, workshops, presentations and meetings.

Serving up an unforgettable night of music, Nordoff Robbins Get Loud 2018 delivered an evening of incredible shows, raising awareness of the life-changing work we do and the power of music therapy.

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