We’re delighted to announce that Liverpool Philharmonic’s Music and Mental Health programme has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Liverpool City Region, Culture and Creativity Awards in the Impact – Health and Wellbeing category.
This award is to celebrate the power, value and contribution of culture and creativity to achieve positive outcomes in health and wellbeing.
Since 2008, Liverpool Philharmonic has had a comprehensive and longstanding partnership with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. The partnership aims to create a city where anyone experiencing mental ill-health can access, enjoy and benefit from music to aid their recovery and wellbeing. In order to achieve this, musicians from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra work alongside NHS staff and adult service users in a variety of settings including inpatient units, secure services, brain injury rehabilitation units, in elderly and dementia care and through community mental health services at Life Rooms centres.
Evaluations show that Liverpool Philharmonic’s music and mental health programme positively contributes to improving people’s confidence and self-actualisation, reduces their isolation, develops new skills and creates opportunities for independent living. It also generates positive outcomes for NHS staff and can improve the ward environment at inpatient settings.
Liverpool Philharmonic has engaged over 10,000 services users and their families in the first decade of this programme. The goal is to engage an additional 10,000 service users by 2023. This will be through expanding activities with Mersey Care, increasing our community mental health programme and social prescribing model at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and through new partnerships with NHS and social care providers across Liverpool City Region.
The winners of the LCR Culture and Creativity Awards will be announced on Friday 19 February.
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