Playlist for Life is offering a unique opportunity to Members of Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum, to access a free Music Detective Skills Session and resources to support mental health and wellbeing in the voluntary sector.
Playlist for life is a dementia charity and though the training raises awareness of dementia and the power of personalised music, much of the information is relevant to anyone who finds music a way to remember good feelings and to improve wellbeing.
We are delighted to offer this free opportunity to our Members, to take part in Playlist for Life’s one-off workshop on Thursday 5 November, via Zoom from 3.30 – 4.30pm
Music is a powerful tool to connect with emotions. Most of us have experienced a sudden flashback to an event, person or place upon hearing a certain piece of music, and this is what Playlist for Life taps into. Music stimulates many areas of the brain at once and often people find that songs which are specific to them, bring peace and happy memories to the surface.
In our workshop, Tori will show us how to find and employ music to bring peace and tranquillity for ourselves, when stress is looming and also how these skills could support people with dementia/memory problems too.
If you are interested in this free session and learning about the power of personalised music (which you could skill-share with your staff and volunteer workforce) please email Tori directly at Victoria@playlistforlife.org.uk Registering quickly is best as there are only 10 spaces.
The workshop will include
- Musical conversation starters
- Brief overview of dementia
- The power of music for dementia and wellbeing
- Music Detective skills session (the main focus of the session)
- How to hold a musical tea (including social distancing)
You can find out more about Playlist for Life on their website – this page contains a short video explaining their fundraising events in October.
There is a wealth of resources on the Playlist for Life website, so you can explore the subject, and create a playlist without having to attend the online session, if the time does not suit you.
In addition, if your organisation works with people with dementia, or memory problems, Playlist for Life is delighted to work with you to show you how to create playlists for your service users.
You can find out more here.