First National Music Therapy Week announced

The British Association for Music Therapy (BAMT) has announced that the new National Music Therapy Week will be running from 6th to 11th June 2011, with the aim of increasing awareness of how music therapy can improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

The week-long event will see music therapists in health and education services, and specialist centres across the UK working together to promote positive awareness of music therapy through case studies, music events and talks.

Tina Warnock, music therapist and co-ordinator of Music Therapy Week, says: “Music therapy uses the unique properties of music to help people who are emotionally isolated to communicate and express themselves, sometimes for the first time in their lives.  It also supports recovery and management of medical conditions such as neurological disease and brain injury. This week of promotion will offer the public a chance to get involved and find out more about how they can support music therapy to make an even bigger difference to the lives of people around them.”

We’ll be keeping you up to date with news of local events happening during National Music Therapy Week over the coming days, so keep an eye on the blog!

Welcome to the Belltree Blog!

This marks the first post of the all-new Belltree Music Therapy Centre blog, set up in order to broaden awareness of music therapy both locally and nationally. If you’d like to know a bit more about us, click on the ‘About Belltree’ tab or the Belltree website link on the left-hand side of the page.

We will be posting articles, interviews and updates about Belltree and local music therapy events as well as explaining a bit more about the process and benefits of music therapy itself. If you have any suggestions or questions concerning these posts, don’t hesitate to leave a comment, as we’d love to know what you think.

We hope you will find the blog informative and enjoyable.