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Making music to help improve health and wellbeing

in hospital

We work across various hospitals in the East Midlands to provide music-making on children's and older people's wards, in intensive care and high dependency units, in neonatal intensive care, and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).

In the community

We work alongside communities to deliver music-making sessions, supporting local musicians to engage in this practice.

Music Care

We train healthcare professionals and carers, sharing the benefits of music for health and wellbeing and how to utilise music-making as part of their every day care practise

Healthcare Musician

We provide training and development opporutnities for musicians to enable them to develop their musical practices within health and social care.

What are the benefits?

Music supports physical, emotional, and mental health

Music can reduce anxiety, stress, blood pressure, and pain

Music can improve sleep quality

Music can boost mood, mental alertness, and memory

At OPUS Music we create music for wellbeing, with the aim to enhance the wellness in the people we meet through music-making. We invite people to join in with our music-making and share and experience those moments together. We perform songs that people may know and may want to join in with, and we also create sounds and melodies, experiencing the music making that comes out of a moment of creativity.

Music-making offers autonomy and allows the individual to lead and express themselves through the act of music-making. This supports a non-verbal form of communication, offers connection and can break down barriers to interaction.

Our Impact

Discover the impact of OPUS music. Hear stories from healthcare professionals, families, and community members moved by our music-making. Join our campaign for change, advocating music as a vital component of health and social care to improve wellbeing.

Find out more about what we've been up to...

King Charles

OPUS at Buckingham Palace

On May 15th, we had the immense honour of attending the Sovereign’s Creative Industries Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. It was a day filled with recognition, celebration, and a sense of pride for our work. As an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation

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