Our involvement in the UK was initially limited to engaging the music therapy profession in the activities of our International Programme and sharing good practice with respect to responsible music therapy practice within international development. Our first significant UK project was our Interactive Music-Making Programme for early years practitioners, which started in 2010.
Building on this – responding to demand here in the UK and informed by two years’ of research – we launched our UK Programme with our Bringing It All Back Home initiative in 2016. Since then we have provided a variety of introductory training projects tailored to individual requests and designed to strengthen opportunities for vulnerable children and adults across the lifespan, whilst investing in those dedicated individuals who provide care and education. Alongside our Introductory Training we run a Motivation Programme to support our UK Partners maintain their use of music.
We have a strong commitment to sharing good practice, providing consultancy to independent organisations and individuals as well as making our resources freely available.
If you are a care practitioner in the UK and interested in our work, you can request a project here. If you are a Music Therapist working in the UK and interested in our approach here or overseas, please get in touch.
On-site skill-sharing: Chelsea Court Place (London) 2019
Structured training: Early years (London) 2017
On-site skill-sharing: Moss Park (Fort William) 2020