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Singing for Better Breathing
Date posted: 31 May 2017
These online resources from the Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health set out the findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project

Professor Stephen Clift, Director of the Sidney De Haan Research Centre, said: “People with COPD find it difficult to breathe, and are also vulnerable to social isolation, anxiety and depression.

“Regular group singing can help people to focus on their breathing in a positive way, improving management of breathing difficulties. Group singing is also supportive and fun, and people can have an enjoyable time. More and more singing for breathing groups are starting across the country, and the NHS needs to seriously consider the idea of ‘singing on prescription’.”

Find out more at W: https://canterbury.ac.uk/news-centre/press-releases/2017/academic-calling-for-singing-on-prescription-for-respiratory-illness.aspx