Singing to promote mental health and well-being

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Singing to promote mental health and well-being

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This article reports on a qualitative research project that explored the benefits of attending a community choir in the UK. The choir attracts people who use mental health services and is funded by the Institute of Mental Health. The choir is informed by principles of social inclusion to promote mental health and well-being. Ten members were interviewed and the data were subject to a thematic analysis process. Members reported social and health benefits, personal accomplishments and enjoyment.

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