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Feeling Stressed? Join a Choir, Says Top Psychiatrist

January 3, 2019

One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir. In a keynote speech at a recent conference on the subject of mental health among students, Professor Sir Simon Wessely hit out at many of the mental health services offered by universities.

“The risk is not just ineffective solutions, but the real possibility that our solutions may actually be contributing to the problem.” He went on to say: “I would love to see trials of volunteering, peer support, sport, drama, choir and so on – that’s the research I believe we need.”

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason: ‘Every Child Would Benefit from Music Lessons’

November 19, 2018

Sheku Kanneh-Mason, the 19-year-old musician who recently played to two billion people at the Royal wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, recently paid a visit to Prior Weston Primary School to give a performance during their morning assembly. He took part in two workshops and spoke to the parents of the young cellists.

Says Kanneh-Mason, “A child having a music lesson should be the normal thing. It’s a real shame to see children not have the opportunity to have music lessons.”

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