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    Pilot NMT project shows significant improvement in patients with an acquired brain injury

    18 July 2019 – A pilot Neurologic Music Therapy project undertaken by Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy service, has resulted in significant improvements in the treatment of patients with an acquired brain injury, Exemplar Health Care commissioned the 12-week project at their 80-bed Willowbeck inpatient unit in Sheffield. Service users’ complex needs include those with an acquired brain … MORE

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    Greenside Court residents benefit from unique music therapy

    Residents at Greenside Court, Exemplar Health Care’s specialist care home in Rotherham, are benefitting from a unique form of therapy which uses music to support development, rehabilitation and wellbeing. Greenside Court has partnered with Chroma, to introduce a qualified music therapist to the home to deliver a series of neurologic music therapy sessions with residents over the course of ten weeks. Chroma … MORE

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    Neurologic music therapy provides significant fall prevention technique in over 65’s

    Winter poses a significantly increased risk of falls in the elderly. Each year over three million older people are treated for fall related injuries, and approximately 60,000 of them require hospitalisation usually from hip fractures or head injuries (1). The chances of falling in winter months increase after 65 and increases furthermore after 75 years old. Daniel Thomas, Joint Managing Director & … MORE

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    Blog: Chroma seeing an uptake in the use of trial assessments

    Assessment and treatment plans are the foundation to determine the best intervention options for clients. The duration of a typical treatment plan is between 12-24 weeks. But recently, we have seen an uptake in care managers opting for one of Chroma’s fixed fee assessments. Typically based over four weeks/sessions, we are able to demonstrate the effectiveness of the arts therapies as a … MORE

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    What it takes to be nominated for the Advancing Healthcare Awards – Music and dementia: changing how we care

    Now is the time to submit your entries for the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA’s) 2019. As previous winners, Chroma now sponsors an award for ‘realising potential through creativity’. One of last year’s finalists for the Chroma award was Hazel Child, a registered music therapist who worked in a day centre, run by Guild Care, for people with advanced dementia. There, Hazel provided … MORE

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    What it takes to be nominated for the Advancing Healthcare Awards – Little Voices domestic abuse group work programme for children

    Now is the time to submit your entries for the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA’s) 2019. As previous winners, Chroma now sponsors an award for ‘realising potential through creativity’. One of last year’s finalists for the Chroma award was Ann Dix, a healthcare registered drama therapist, her project ‘Little Voices Domestic Abuse Group Work Programme for Children’ was found to be truly inspiring. … MORE

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    What it takes to win at the Advancing Healthcare Awards – More than a radiotherapy mask

    Now is the time to submit your entries for the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA’s) 2019. As previous winners, Chroma now sponsors an award for ‘realising potential through creativity’. The winning project last year for the Chroma award was led by Lucy Junni, Paediatric Radiographer at St James Institute of Oncology, Leeds, alongside the creative input of fellow colleague Lobke Marsden. The project … MORE

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    Chroma and The University of York developing neurotechnology tools for music driven rehabilitation in the home

    Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, has partnered with The University of York’s Digital Creativity Hub to design and build digital neurotechnology and rehabilitation apps and devices using the power of music to support clients recovering from brain injuries. With a growing demographic of Stroke survivors as well as Parkinson’s and Dementia patients living longer, the need for … MORE

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    Willowbeck proud to announce specialist neurologic music therapy programme

    Specialist care home Willowbeck has partnered up with a unique music therapy organisation that works with residents to help with neurological development, physical rehabilitation and general well-being. Sheffield nurse-led home Willowbeck will be working with national organisation Chroma via music therapy which is a form of neurological and psychological rehabilitation process using music, sound, instruments, and music technology to support people. Music … MORE

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    Chroma partners with Voyage Care to provide music therapy for neuro-rehab patients

    Chroma has announced a new partnership with Voyage Care to provide neurologic arts therapy services, including Neurologic Music Therapy to patients who are undergoing neuro-rehabilitation. Voyage Care is a sector leading provider, with over 30 years’ experience of specialist care and support. They support over 3,500 people with learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries and other complex needs across the UK. Their 18 … MORE

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    Music therapy could be medicine for military personnel with PTSD

    Despite the growing recognition of mental health disorder affecting armed forces personnel, many sufferers continue to miss out on vital cost-effective therapies that can help them recover, according to Daniel Thomas of Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services. Speaking at a special conference, organised by law firm, Bolt Burdon Kemp,  on 26 September, Daniel will say that while … MORE

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    Demand for music therapy treatment on the rise

    Chroma Therapies, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, has been commissioned to pilot a raft of new neurologic music therapy projects at some of the UK’s leading NHS Trusts. As public and professional awareness of improved patient outcomes offered by neurologic music therapy increases, more NHS Trusts are trialing the treatment for people with acquired brain injuries. In the … MORE

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    Chroma sees an increase in demand from schools to provide art therapy sessions

    Chroma, the UK’s only national provider of arts therapy services, has seen an increase in demand from mainstream schools to provide art therapy sessions for pupils requiring more supported learning or with special education needs. Over the past year Chroma has seen a shift in attitude from mainstream schools to the use of arts therapy as an effective means of supporting SEN … MORE

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    Chroma partners up with the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation to provide music therapy for neuro-rehab patients

    Chroma has announced a new partnership with the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), to provide music therapy to patients who are undergoing neuro-rehabilitation. QEF is a disability charity dedicated to helping people of all ages increase their independence and achieve their goals. Their services range from neuro-rehabilitation for people with an acquired brain injury to learning to drive a car … MORE

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    White Paper – Taking Music Therapy Into The Mainstream

    We’ve recently produced a white paper titled “Taking Music Therapy Into The Mainstream” which focuses on how Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) can have a profound impact on people who are living with an Acquired Brain Injury. If you’d like to view the white paper please click the link below to download a copy. White Paper – Taking Music Therapy Into The Mainstream

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    Chris Bryant MP set to speak at Acquired Brain Injury conference this March

    Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Chris Bryant MP, will formally open the Acquired Brain Injury conference, hosted by Chroma, the UK’s only national provider of arts therapies services. The conference is taking place on 15 March 2018 at the British Medical Association House in London. The all-day event titled ‘Arts Therapies and Brain Injury: Optimising … MORE

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    Impact of Arts Therapies on rehab outcomes to be discussed at the Child Brain Injury Trust conference

    Daniel Thomas, Chroma Therapy’s managing director is to speak at the Child Brain Injury Trust’s annual conference this March. The day is set to focus on the idea of ‘connections’ within the brain that are broken or need rehabilitating following childhood acquired brain injury. The 12th annual conference is being held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at the Edgbaston cricket ground, Birmingham. … MORE

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    Global leaders in arts therapies lined up to speak at brain injury rehab conference

    Some of the world’s leading exponents of arts and music therapy will be speaking at the ‘Arts Therapies and Brain Injury’ Conference hosted by the UK’s leading national arts therapy provider, Chroma next March in London. Speakers include Dr Jeanette Tamplin from Melbourne University, who has worked as a music therapist in neurorehabilitation for 20 years. Her research focuses on the therapeutic … MORE

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    Fight off the “winter blues” with playlist released by UK’s leading music therapists

    A new playlist to help fight off the “winter blues” – or seasonal affected disorder – has been released by the UK’s music therapists. Featuring tunes ranging from the well-known – The Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” – through to the more reflective and obscure – Olafur Arnald’s “For Now I am Winter” – the 24 songs have been carefully curated by … MORE

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    Advancing Healthcare Awards 2018 Blog five: Steps and Hobbs

    Two new deals for Chroma show how music therapy is expanding Two new deals for Chroma this month show how the use of Neurologic Music Therapy is rapidly expanding. Firstly, a new partnership will see NMT provided in clinical, home and community settings across the UK for Hobbs Rehabilitation. Hobbs treats patients with conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, … MORE