Nottingham Children’s Hospital Mentoring Reflections – Joe Danks

joe danks b&w There are lots of skills required for this work, and as I come to the end of ten weeks training I realise there has been a huge amount of progression in all areas. I also understand now probably more than ever that there is a long way to go and even were I to train for ten years there would still be situations and interactions that would surprise me, and situations I could learn from. This has been demonstrated throughout the process, with new challenges presented … Continue Reading ››

Taking the Lead on Music for Wellbeing: Continuing Professional Development opportunity

From early 2013 to March 2014, Taking the Lead is supporting young people’s development through leadership opportunities in and around music making. Young people develop their leadership skills through musical activity within youth and school settings before taking music-making into care homes within their own locality. As part of this programme, we are offering a FREE CPD day led by Nick Cutts of OPUS Music CIC. Friday 28th March 2014, 10am to 3.30pm, Post Mill Centre, South Normanton Are you involved in, or interested in:
  • finding out more about this project?
  • delivering music-making to support health and/or wellbeing?
  • developing interactive … Continue Reading ››

Evaluation: OPUS in Children’s Hospitals

OPUS' current music in hospitals programme, taking place in Derbyshire, Leicester, Nottingham and Kings Mill Children's Hospitals, is coming to an end in March 2014. We hope to resume the practice in May 2014, funding permitting! As part of the current programme, OPUS engaged the services of Evaluation Consultant Dr Anneli Haake to evaluate the programme. Anneli has done a fantastic job, capturing evidence of the impacts of this practice and pulling this all together into academic and summary report documents, an A1 size academic poster (for display in hospitals) … Continue Reading ››
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