Community-based singing for perinatal mental health in The Gambia: developing and trialling an intervention

18 May 2020, 17:30 - 18:30
Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre, Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ

Perinatal mental health problems affect up to one in five women worldwide; they can also have long-term, adverse effects on children.

Can we develop low-cost, low-resource, non-stigmatising and culturally appropriate approaches to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression?

Professor Lauren Stewart, of Goldsmiths, University of London, will discuss a current GCRF-funded study, which is investigating how a group singing intervention could help to relieve perinatal mental distress in The Gambia.

This event forms part of the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research public lecture series, for 2019-20.

Our research lectures are free of charge and open to anyone who would like to attend. ARU students, staff and members of the public are most welcome. Simply book your place in advance (details below).

For students, these lectures give you the chance to meet researchers in the field of music therapy, and develop your critical thinking.

For staff and members of the public, it's a great opportunity to hear about the most current research and take the opportunity to network.

Event Details

18 May 2020, 17:30 - 18:30
Jerome Booth Music Therapy Centre, Young Street, Cambridge CB1 2LZ
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