Singing Medicine is Ex Cathedra’s award-winning project bringing singing-play to long-stay children in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
"This makes me forget the pain in my head." Participant
"When the Singing Medicine team arrives it is like turning the light on." Chaplain
Awarded outstanding contribution to the field of Arts in Health by Royal Society for Public Health 2014
Each week our Singing Medicine team bring the special benefits of singing-play to children in Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Our singing games are designed to bring smiles and laughter, provide coping mechanisms and distraction from the hospital environment, support decision-making when it feels all decision-making has been lost, and give children and their families a chance to have fun together through activity that has nothing to do with the child’s illness.
Singing is the only activity we do as humans where every part of the brain is engaged; it encourages deeper breathing which helps to prevent infection, supports the body to heal, reduces stress, improves mood and well-being, and also releases the bonding and feel good hormone oxytocin.
We would be hugely grateful if you are able to make a donation to support Singing Medicine. The charitable funding sector is under increasing pressure and we have lost a cherished funder as a result, putting our much needed work at risk.
Please make a donation and help us to bring a sparkle to children’s eyes and a smile to their faces.
"Singing Medicine made be feel all better outside and inside, it made me feel happy! " Participant
Singing Medicine brings a truly uplifting experience to a patient’s overall well-being whilst in hospital. It is an amazing therapy, which brings a smile to their faces and gives them something positive to look forward to when they are going through intensive treatment. Excellent therapeutic service, not only for the patient but for the family too. Senior Specialist Nurse
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