Singing is good for you – fact!
Over the past ten years, many universities and research institutions have published significant findings about the positive physiological, neurological and emotional benefits of singing. Visit The Sidney De Haan Centre website to find out more information.
Specifically, some of these research projects have shown that singing in a choir may help to reduce symptoms of depression and challenge the stigma associated with mental illness. This is a link to this NHS video about singing benefits.
Here at the Mind & Soul choir, we couldn’t agree more and see plenty of evidence amongst our members. A recent service evaluation of the Mind & Soul choir showed that many members have reported improvements in mood and ability to manage stress, anxiety, physical health symptoms and improved concentration. The people also report that the choir workshops are socially inclusive, create opportunities for friendship and mutual support.