1 in 4 people in the UK experience a mental health problem each year. We all have mental health, and looking after our mental health is vitally important to wellbeing.
Recent research evidence from the University of Edinburgh reveals that singing in a choir leads to improved mental health for individuals both with and without a diagnosed mental illness. Singing in a choir is therefore a practical and low-cost way to manage and maintain good mental health and helps to reduce the stigma and taboo that surrounds it.
In this interactive event, Harmony Choir invites you to be part of your own experiment to experience for yourself the benefits of singing in a choir on mental health.
The event will include a showcase of the research evidence, a performance from the choir of some of our most inspiring and uplifting songs, and an opportunity to take part in an exciting audience sing-along. Join us and help to build our evidence base to show that singing is good for mental health!
Harmony Choir will be performing around midday and over a period of time with breaks in between - watch this space for further detail!
This event is part of Leith Labs explores... social science. Time to be advised.
For further information about Harmony Choir please visit the website http://harmonychoir.com/
And finally, if you would like to join the choir or have a general query email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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