The music therapy group at Lyndhurst in Calderdale offers support for service users who have complex needs during their recovery journey. As well as increased motivation and concentration, the group will provide an alternative opportunity for people to express their emotions when they’ve struggled to do this through traditional support methods.
Lyndhurst is an inpatient unit for people with serious mental health conditions who require assessment, treatment and rehabilitation back into the community. It supports people in their recovery from mental illness.
Taking part in music therapy is an opportunity for service users to communicate in their own musical language, whatever their level of ability.
The music therapy sessions are led by a qualified music therapist and aim to:
- increase social inclusion
- focus on group work to enable people to make music and work together cooperatively
- provide an opportunity to express individual ideas and thoughts in a creative environment
- increase motivation and concentration
- offer the opportunity for people to engage in activity that is meaningful and provides enjoyment
- promote recovery through the use of music and alternative communication
Music therapy will be built into the occupational therapy service available to people at Lyndhurst, promoting people’s individual choice and integration. By taking part in the project together, service users and staff will also have the opportunity to build better therapeutic relationships.