This week the Music Therapy Department in CHI at Temple Street marked a special milestone as they celebrated six years of the service in the hospital! Music Therapy provides creative ways for children in Temple Street to express their experience of illness, trauma and treatment. With help and donations of our kind supporters like YOU, this wonderful service has created magic moments and helped sick children on their recovery journey in CHI at Temple Street over the past six years. Your kindness has supported the service in so many ways including helping develop a beautiful, dedicated Music Therapy Room in the hospital!
During their sessions children and young people have the opportunity to engage in music-based activities designed to meet clinical goals. This could include joint sessions with Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Therapy or Physiotherapy. Sessions may focus on therapeutic singing, song-writing, music and movement activities or instrumental play and improvisation depending on their needs. The aim for children is to enjoy positive hospital experiences and have access to creative therapeutic input that helps them cope with their stay in hospital and engage in their treatment programmes.
On behalf of Children’s Health Foundation and the Music Therapy Team in CHI at Temple Street – thank you for continuing to make a real difference for sick children!
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