The NHS and Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have established a year-long project with the charitable organisation Improving Me to benefit the lives of women and children in the Cheshire and Merseyside region.
Improving Me is a women’s health and maternity programme and over the coming year, musicians from the Liverpool Philharmonic will work with the charity to deliver a series of informal, musical health and wellbeing events for women. Music from different cultures, singing, creating and moving to music activities aim to create a calming environments in which mothers will discover how their babies react to music.
Peter Garden, Executive Director of Performance and Learning at Liverpool Philharmonic, said: ‘It is fantastic that the NHS and the public sector in the region are increasingly recognising the positive impact music and collaborating with musicians can have on people’s health and wellbeing. We welcome Improving Me to our Music and Mental Health programme and are grateful for their commitment to this new partnership starting in St Helens.’