"Many voices working together"
A branch of Common Wheel providing music for mental health and wellbeing in Scotland.
We were finalists for the International Dementia Excellence Awards in the Life Engagement category.
This is in recognition of the approach and work Katherine continues to develop and it is an important boost to our profile.
Prof June Andrews of the dementia centre at Stirling University chairs the panel and the award was announced on 28 June 2012 (the day before Tea
in the Garden) in Sydney Australia, where the international conference was held.
Sadly, we did not win, but our representative reported that "we got a big cheer" for our work.
Polyphony is a music project which offers people with mental health problems from all over Glasgow access to musical activities. We have an Adult and a Seniors' project.
Who can join?
- inpatients from Gartnavel Royal Hospital
- mental health service users in the community
- older people in residential care homes
- members of Glasgow based community mental health groups
Benefits of taking part
Being involved in the project may boost self esteem, self confidence, and social skills, reduce agitation, improve relaxation, and contribute to greater autonomy and independence.
Engaging in purposeful activity is beneficial to all.