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Music Therapy Project Celebrates Five Years

June 23, 2010 10:49 AM

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Nicola Sturgeon, Health Secretary paid a visit to the music therapy project, Polyphony, to help the project, run by Common Wheel, celebrate five years of providing support to patients with mental health problems.

The project had organised a day of activities at Gartnavel Royal with Danish jazz group Helle Lund Trio.

Polyphony and was set up five years ago by Julie DeSimone and Dr Alistair Wilson, Consultant.   The project provides community music workshops in the wards at Gartnavel Royal Hospital.

Patients are given the opportunity in either one to one or group settings to sing, listen to music, compose, play instruments and perform.

Common Wheel, which runs the project,  is a mental health charity established in Glasgow 10 years ago. It works to promote and support the recovery of those with mental health problems and other conditions through their bike recycling workshops in Maryhill and Bridgeton and through Polyphony.

For more information contact Fiona Sinclair, General Manager, Common Wheel
T: 0141 946 0777 (Bike Project Maryhill/Bridgeton)
T: 0141 211 0668 (Music Project Polyphony)
M: 07759 631 687

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