The healing power of music
Music Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that helps with various disorders, including cardiac conditions, depression, autism, substance abuse and Alzheimer’s disease.
In hospital inpatient care, Music Therapy activities can be used to alleviate pain in conjunction with pain medication, mitigate pre-operative or hospitalisation anxiety, elevate patient mood, enhance physical rehabilitation, induce sleep, reduce muscle tension for relaxation and maintain a person’s overall quality of life.
Music therapists rely heavily on funding from caring supporters like you to continue their important work.
Will you sponsor one of our dedicated Music Therapists and ensure we meet the needs of all patients across two hospitals?
Benefits of Music Therapy
Improves mood and emotional wellbeing
Enhances communication and social skills
Boosts cognitive function and memory
Eases physical pain and symptoms
Provides a non-verbal outlet for emotions and experiences
Supports overall mental health and improves quality of life
Promotes relaxation and better sleep
Music changes lives
Catherine is non-verbal, living with Autism and an intellectual disability. She regularly sees Music Therapist Patsy Tan, who works to improve her memory and cognitive function, one song at a time.
“She is learning how to count through music, and she can sing phrases when Patsy plays for her. It’s the best therapy she could possibly have.”
Margaret, who is recovering from an amputated leg, has also felt the therapeutic benefits of music therapy.
“I was bored to tears – I couldn’t do anything, and I was stuck on my side for most of the day when someone suggested music therapy,” says Margaret.
“I find music therapy relaxing and it helps me switch off from whatever is happening in my life.”
Support Music Therapy
Your generous donation will go directly towards funding a music therapist’s salary, training, and materials for the entire year, providing individuals in need with the support they need to heal and improve their quality of life through music.
$26,100 supports 3 months of music therapy
$52,200 supports 6 months
$104,400 supports an entire year!
Will you help support the important work of a Music Therapist and significantly impacting our community’s health?