Every Friday for over ten years Ex Cathedra’s award winning Singing Medicine team has brought singing play to children at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
The team has developed some special repertoire and ways of working to enable children with life-limiting conditions to participate in and benefit from the singing activities. Singing is a special activity that brings feelings of well-being, and can stimulate or calm the body and mind.
Please support Singing Medicine by donating via our Just Giving page.
You can also support the project by buying our Singing Medicine CD, a journey of singing play, interactive songs and lullabies, perfect for parents and carers to sing with children at home and in the car.
The project started at Birmingham Children’s Hospital in 2004 and since then has won an NHS Health and Social Care Award, and most recently an award from the Royal Society for Public Health for outstanding contribution to the field of arts and health.
‘Singing Medicine makes you feel better and helps you play.’ (Patient, aged 6)
‘He really enjoys himself and can feel that bit brighter. There’s a reason to get to the end of the week – because Singing Medicine is going to be there.‘ (Parent)
We would like to thank all the funders who have supported Singing Medicine. Current major funders for Birmingham Children’s Hospital include:
We also deliver Singing Medicine at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital on the Paediatric Wards and Accident and Emergency Unit, where the project is funded by: