“Katie is seriously fantastic and a force to be reckoned with.”
Singing for Wellbeing Groups
Singing has been scientifically demonstrated to have a host of health benefits including
* Deepening and expanding the breath cycle
* Gentle cardio-vascular exercise
* Stress release which can relieve pain and lower blood pressure
* Mood enhancement - release of happy hormones
* Braingym- boosting memory and concentration skills
* Social vitamins - singing in groups creates a healthy sense of togetherness
Because Singing Can and Does Change the World
“I noticed when I began that the depth of my breathing had improved by the time the hour was up. Now it improves within the first quarter of an hour. ”
— Lung Songs Participant, letter to Choice Magazine, June 2016
Sing For Your Heart
A Singing Group for Cardiac Friends
Sessions include gentle warm up exercises and heartwarming singing of songs from around the world.
All taught by ear - no previous musical experience required.
Plus a cup of tea and chat with a friendly, welcoming group.
It doesn't really matter how you sing, you sing for the enjoyment and the fun of it and you feel safe - D
Bi-monthly Friday Afternoons
Holwell Village Hall
Pirton Road, Holwell, Hitchin, SG5 3SS
(3 miles north of Hitchin off the A600 Bedford Road)
Suggested donation £5
For more information contact
John Burden - firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for more info about Cardiac Friends
Free Singing Sessions for Respiratory & Cardiac Patients
Fortnightly Thursdays 2-3.15pm
St George's Hospital
Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT
I am less concerned about speaking in my job as a result of
singing and exercises taught. - Christine
Singing has been shown to be a form of gentle cardio-vascular exercise that deepens the breath cycle and regulates heart rate.
Breathing exercises and easy, accessible singing can support patients to manage and improve their health conditions.
Respiratory and Cardiac Patients are welcome to join a fun, friendly group for gentle exercises and singing for wellbeing
- plus tea and biscuits :)
Since coming here it is slowly coming back – Marilyn
For more information contact
Katie Rose email@example.com
Helpful Resources & Research
Findings of the All Party Parliamentary Group Inquiry into The Arts & Wellbeing 2017
• The arts can help keep us well, aid our recovery and support longer lives better lived.
• The arts can help meet major challenges facing health and social care: ageing, long-term conditions, loneliness and mental health.
• The arts can help save money in the health service and social care - click here
Campaign to End Loneliness
Found that the health of our social network has a greater impact on longevity than smoking or drinking – this report documents the positive impact of arts activities on loneliness
Katie's Singing Exercises
A list of helpful warmup and singing exercises compiled by Katie Rose - click here
Singing for Breathing CD
Created by Phoene Cave, available from the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals.
Includes breathing exercises and songs for home practice and costs £10 - Click here
Sidney de Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health
Research into the effects of choral singing nationally and with specific groups including patients with COPD. - click here