Are you interested in the effect that music can have on health and wellbeing? Would you like to voice your opinions and share your experience?
Your answers will help our understanding and could shape future government policy across the country.
Music for Dementia and UK Music, the collective voice for the music industry, have joined forces on a ground-breaking nationwide project. The Power of Music survey is focused on gaining a deeper insight into how music can play a more vital role in improving health and wellbeing, and we’d like you to take part.
The launch of the survey follows a top-level meeting in April with DCMS Minister Caroline Dinenage MP and Health Minister Nadine Dorries MP, also attended by music industry and healthcare leaders, charities and other stakeholders to discuss the benefits to health and wellbeing that music can bring.
We are keen for everyone – organisations and individuals – to complete the survey online by 7th July.
Questions we are asking include:
- The role for music in improving care for those living with psychological and physical conditions
- Barriers that might prevent greater partnership, and
- What more could be done to support the use of music in health and wellbeing in care?
Music For Dementia Campaign Director, Grace Meadows, said: “The transformative power of music is unquestionable and never before have we seen that come to the fore as we have over this past year, particularly for people living with dementia.
“We have an opportunity now, provided by government, to think and act together from across sectors, about what we can do together to make music more central in our lives to support our health and wellbeing.
“I would urge everyone to contribute to this consultation and provide vital insights into the most effective and innovative ways we can do this, together.”
UK Music Chief Executive, Jamie Njoku Goodwin, said: “Everyone knows the vital role music plays when it comes to lifting our spirits, particularly through the challenges of the last year.
“However, if we are to capitalise on the astonishing power of music to improve health and wellbeing, we need hard evidence to make the case to legislators and policymakers.
“The Power of Music survey that we have launched with Music for Dementia and the support of the Government will help us gather the data we need to help bring about the positive changes we all want to see.”