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Take 15 minutes to learn how music can be used to support mental health. #musictherapy

  • You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music.
  • Music has been used for thousands of years to help treat mental health, and in modern times music therapy is a flourishing field, with plenty of research to back up its benefits for sufferers of conditions from depression to dementia.
  • Some experts think that music can even be a workable alternative to medication for some people.
  • Music Matters meets up with UK music therapy experts to reveal some of the latest findings, and visits a group where theory is being put into practice – with stunning results.

Because you don’t have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music

@BBCRadio3: Take 15 minutes to learn how music can be used to support mental health. #musictherapy

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You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music. Music has been used for thousands of years to help treat mental health, and in modern times music therapy is a flourishing field, with plenty of research to back up its benefits for sufferers of conditions from depression to dementia. Some experts think that music can even be a workable alternative to medication for some people. Music Matters meets up with UK music therapy experts to reveal some of the latest findings, and visits a group where theory is being put into practice – with stunning results.

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