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    Watergate School signs up Chroma to support SEN pupils

    Watergate School, a special school in Lewisham, has partnered with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies to provide music therapy and Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) to their pupils. Watergate, an OFSTED outstanding school, caters for pupils aged 4-11 years with severe learning difficulties, complex needs and some children have an additional diagnosis of autism. Chroma will provide a range of … MORE

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    Chroma sees strong growth post-pandemic, as number of therapists tops 100

    After an uncertain start to 2021, Chroma, the UK’s leading creative arts therapies provider, is on target for its best year of growth since established in 2013. Chroma delivers all three of the creative arts therapies across the UK either face-to-face or virtually, to those living with a brain injury, to adoptive families offering post-adoption support to enhance communication and strengthen bonds, … MORE

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    Music Therapists at The Portland Hospital help motivate young children through their rehab journey

    Music Therapy is being adopted at The Portland Hospital to encourage young children with Cerebral Palsy who have undergone Spinal Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), to improve participation during post-operative physiotherapy sessions. SDR is a specialised neurosurgery that treats lower limb muscle stiffness (spasticity) in children with cerebral palsy, by dividing sensory nerve rootlets in the spinal cord. Intensive physiotherapy is crucial following SDR … MORE

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    The Myth of Perfectionism: Understanding Destructive Perfectionism in Children (and ourselves)

    By Rachel Swanick, Neurologic Music Therapist at Chroma Constructive Perfectionism is positive. It is defined in Olympic athletes, world-class musicians, award-winning scientists. However, perfectionism can be awash with pressure and expectation with no space for mistakes or flexibility. And when the fear of failure outweighs the want to succeed, the activity becomes detrimental to mental health. Destructive Perfectionism (DP) can be a … MORE

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    Sue Ryder extends music therapy contract with Chroma

    Following a successful six-month music therapy pilot project in partnership with Chroma, Sue Ryder has extended the project for a further six months. Residents at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, Preston have been experiencing music therapy alongside other regulated therapies (including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech and language therapy), to help their rehabilitation and engagement. Chroma will continue to deliver music … MORE

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    Now is the time to apply for the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2022 Chroma award for AHPs, including Arts Therapists, working with people who have mental health problems

    Mental health is getting a much higher profile, and this is a dynamic area for AHPs including Arts Therapists. We want to hear what you are doing, the impact you have had and how others could follow suit in their work. Innovation? Yes of course, but equally yours could be a proven project that continues to deliver outstanding results. We are keen … MORE

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    Online therapy continues to support clients during rehabilitation

    Delivering online arts therapy sessions to clients with brain injuries throughout the pandemic has been a resounding success and in certain circumstances, going forward, will continue to be used complementary to face-to-face sessions, according to Chroma, the UKs leading national provider of arts therapies. Over the last 12 months, Chroma has had to adapt their therapy sessions to successfully deliver Neurologic Music … MORE

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    The role of Arts Therapies in young people with Autism

    By Lucy Collings Pettit, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma For young people with an autism spectrum condition, the arts therapies (music therapy, art therapy and dramatherapy) can play a significant role in enabling them to express themselves. In the earlier years, arts therapists will often focus on working with the core characteristics of the child’s condition, for example social communication, interaction and imagination. … MORE

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    Chroma delivers Arts Therapies at Pathfield School

    By Lucy Collings Pettit, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma Pathfield School, a special school in North Devon, recently decided to partner with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies. Building upon the success of the existing music therapy provision within the school, Pathfield’s new partnership with Chroma has seen the commissioning of a full arts therapies team. The new Arts Therapies Service … MORE

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    Early Neurologic Music Therapy intervention critical for young people with brain injuries

    The role of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) becomes even more critical for young children starved of oxygen at birth as evidence shows the injured brain can recover function, according to Chroma. A child’s brain structure changes as a result of illness or injury and research shows that the injured brain can recover function and the ability to respond to music can remain … MORE

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    Music Therapy offers unique opportunity to tackle care home isolation

    Voyage Care, a specialist residential care home provider, and arts therapy experts Chroma, have taken a unique approach to tackle isolation amongst residents by delivering music therapy sessions. Voyage Care’s supported living apartments in Lorenzo Drive, Liverpool offers occupants all the benefit of independent living with the security of having our specialist support close by. Most occupants have complex social backgrounds alongside … MORE

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    Chroma continues successful partnership at Voyage Care for third consecutive year

    Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapies, continues its successful Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT) project at Voyage Care homes for its third consecutive year. 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. They have … MORE

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    World first sees Emergency Workers get in sync to aid mental health

    The Blue Light Symphony Orchestra (BLSO), in collaboration with Chroma, has started delivering Music Therapy to 3 groups of emergency workers in a ground breaking project to help them recover from traumatic experiences. Last year, BLSO was awarded £10,000 funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, to pay for group Music Therapy sessions for frontline … MORE

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    North Devon School Pathfield secures partnership with Chroma for full Arts Therapies program

    By Lucy Collings Pettit, Neurologic Music Therapist, Chroma In September 2020, building upon successful existing music therapy provision, Pathfield School in North Devon introduced a full arts therapies service within their school in partnership with Chroma. The Chroma team consists of a neurologic music therapist, an art therapist and a drama therapist. This is the first partnership where Chroma has been fully … MORE

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    STEPS Rehabilitation extends contract with Chroma to provide music therapy services

    Sheffield-based STEPS Rehabilitation has extended its contract with Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies, to provide music therapy services for a further 12 months. Family-owned, STEPS Rehabilitation is a 23-bedroom, state of the art, short-term (up to 12-18 months) residential and day facility that uses as wide a range of therapies to support rehabilitation for clients. The contract increases Chroma’s … MORE

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    Chroma to provide music therapy support at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

    Chroma, the UK’s leading provider of arts therapies, is to start a new six-month neuro-rehabilitation project at Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire, Preston. Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire is a purpose-built, state of the art neurological care centre based in Eastway, which provides specialist neurological care, rehabilitation and support to people living with neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s and … MORE

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    Now is the time to apply for the Advancing Healthcare Awards 2021 Chroma award for Innovation in Neurorehabilitation

    The Chroma award for Innovation in Neurorehabilitation aims to find and showcase AHPs including creative arts therapists in England, working in neurorehabilitation settings in the independent, NHS or third sectors. These AHPs will use innovative clinical, commissioning and treatment partnerships to create approaches and ways of working which deliver innovation in neurorehabilitation, especially during the Covid pandemic. The award seeks to champion … MORE

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    Chroma’s counselling support pilot project with Relate a resounding success

    Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, partnered with Relate, the leading relationships charity in England and Wales, to deliver additional counselling for adoptive parents whose children were already accessing Chroma’s creative arts therapies via the Adoption Support Fund. The pilot, which offered counselling support to families as they adjusted to life post-adoption, initially ran for six months, but … MORE

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    Benefits of collaborative working with children post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy wins the Chroma Award for Excellence in Neurorehabilitation at the AHA Awards 2020

    Neurologic Music Therapist Jonathan Fever and Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist Claire Edwards have won the ‘The Chroma Award for Excellence in Neurorehabilitation’ at the Advancing Health Awards 2020.   Based at the Portland Hospital, HCA Healthcare, ‘Benefits of collaborative working with children post Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy’ won the coveted award for their collaborative project working with children Post-Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy … MORE

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    Everything you need to know about Chroma and Music Therapy

    Chroma therapists aim to help people of all ages whose lives  have  been  affected  by  injury,  illness  or  disability, by supporting  their  psychological, functional, emotional, cognitive, physical, communicative and social needs, either through: Music therapy (for psychological, emotional and social goals) Neurologic Music Therapy (clinical specialism for functional goals within neurorehabilitation) MATADOC assessments (for people living with disorders of consciousness and low … MORE