Long term health conditions - TheMusicWorks
Here at The Music Works, we have expert music leaders and therapists who specialise in working with young people.

NHS Gloucestershire CCG has commissioned us to provide free music-therapy-led sessions as part of their Arts on Prescription programme (via the Gloucestershire Creative Health Consortium). Until March 2021, you can refer young people with long-term conditions to us for up to 10x 1 hour sessions, to help improve their wellbeing.

The 1:1 or small group to sessions are bespoke and structured around the young person’s likes and wants, based on the principles of “What Matter to Me”. This may be song-writing, learning an instrument, singing, rapping, music tech and computer game soundtracks. No previous musical experience is necessary.


  • Accessible to all – no musical experience required
  • Sessions tailored to individual needs & creative goals
  • Overseen by a HCPC-registered Music Therapist
  • We make all the arrangements and book the sessions

Music has repeatedly been found to be beneficial for mental and emotional wellbeing. And in a 2019 Youth Music survey, 85% of 7-17 year olds in England reported that music made them feel happy.


I struggle with the physical side of chronic pain – but when I come to the music group, I can do way more than I can at home. I can stand for hours, I can walk around…I can basically feel more normal again. My physical pain can often lead to depression. But when I arrive at the music group, that goes away – at least for that one hour.

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