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An Introduction to Music Therapy in the UK

By Alex Blood

Alex qualified in 2020 as one of the first graduates from the newly established University of Derby training.  His clinical placements were in Under 11 MAT teams with the local city council and within acute hospital wards for elderly patients with complex dementia at Royal Derby NHS Hospital. He currently delivers clinical work in SEND settings and works in partnership with Derbyshire Mind to deliver Music Therapy informed well-being activity across the region.

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Twitter: @alexbloodMT

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Call for Contributions: 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 2024
Dr Jonathan Pool of the Conference Programming Committee for 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 2024 talks through the new formats available for the next national conference, to be held in Leicester on 17th to 19th May 2024.
How Art, Drama & Music Therapy Trainees contribute to NHS placements in Adult Mental Health
This project was funded and supported by Health Education England, now part of NHS England, in collaboration with the 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 (新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023), BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and BADth (British Association of Dramatherapy). This short video documents the benefits of Art, Music and Dramatherapy placements to NHS services, service users, therapists and multidisciplinary teams in Adult Mental Health settings to encourage and support greater accessibility to NHS practice placements.
How Music Therapy has changed Archie's life (BBC Children in Need)
A feature on BBC Children in Need, hear the story of Archie and his family on their journey in Music Therapy.
Introduction to 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 for Trainees
This short introductory video gives an insight into the workings of 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 for Music Therapy trainees.
Introduction to Music Therapy in the UK
A brief introduction into what Music Therapy is and who can benefit from accessing Music Therapy sessions. Many thanks to Alex Blood, Music Therapist, for creating this video.
Music Therapy and its role as an Allied Health Profession for Mental Health
Originally produced by Health Education England, this video features Jonathan Cousins-Booth, Music Therapist, describing Music Therapy and its role as an Allied Health Profession (AHP) for Mental Health.
Music Therapy at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Meet Ruth, a Music Therapist who works at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. In this video she talks about her work and the impact music has on children and their families.
Music Therapy with a young boy with autism
(Shlomi Hason)
Eitan is diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and has complex needs. His main difficulties are to develop social relationships and to communicate with others around him. For a long time Eitan had his hands tucked away inside his shirt and refused to use them. In music therapy he was refusing to use his hands to play on any of the instruments, but was finding ways to tell the therapist that he wished to hear him play the piano or the guitar.
NHS Practice Placements - how can Art, Drama and Music Therapy Trainees contribute?
This project was funded and supported by Health Education England, now part of NHS England, in collaboration with the 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 (新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023), BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) and BADth (British Association of Dramatherapy). This video documents the benefits of Art, Music and Dramatherapy placements to NHS services, service users, therapists and multidisciplinary teams to encourage and support greater accessibility to NHS practice placements.
The Parting Glass - closing ceremony of the 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023 conference 2021
This performance was first aired on Sunday 11th April 2021 at the closing ceremony of the 新澳门六合彩开奖结果2023's first ever online conference, Open Ground: Music Therapy in Collaboration & Exchange. With contributions from Musicians and Music Therapists from across the UK and the world, it was one of the final musical performances of the weekend. The arrangement is by Audrey Snyder and the video was produced by Jonathan Cousins-Booth