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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

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    Researchers create a diagnostic measure for Children living with Disorders of Consciousness (DOC)

    As part of his work with The Children’s Trust and Anglia Ruskin University, Chroma senior music therapist (neuro-rehabilitation) Dr Jonathan Pool has collaborated with Professor Wendy Magee to create a diagnostic tool to support goal planning for children living with DOC. Recently published in BMJ Open*, the Music therapy Sensory Instrument for Cognition, Consciousness and Awareness (MuSICCA) is a diagnostic measure that … MORE

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    Making masks friendly to help pupils open up about pandemic

    As talk of compulsory face mask wearing for teachers and children over 12 years in schools comes under greater scrutiny, Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider, will be working with schools to minimise pupils COVID-19 anxiety. Throughout the pandemic, Ofsted-registered Chroma has been providing online workshops to encourage children to make masks enabling them to re-frame any negative associations they may … MORE

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    Chroma partners with Adoption Scotland to offer online therapy sessions for children and their adopted families

    Following the recent success of providing online therapy sessions for Adoption UK, Chroma, the UK’s leading national provider of arts therapy services, has now partnered with Adoption Scotland to host another two online therapeutic activity sessions to help foster togetherness. The two 45-minute sessions will run on Friday 10 July for 5-8 year olds and Friday 10 July for 9-14 year olds. … MORE

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    Adoption UK and Chroma webinars a resounding success

    Chroma’s online therapeutic activity sessions to help adoptive families’ foster togetherness, in partnership with Adoption UK have been hailed as resounding successes with over 260 families joining the webinars. Led by Chroma’s senior arts therapist Rachel Swanick, each of the 45-minute sessions incorporated a mixture of music, art and drama therapy-based activities along with a guided mediation to end. The first session … MORE

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    Ofsted registers Chroma as an Adoption Support Agency

    Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider, is now registered with Ofsted as an Adoption Support Agency, providing therapy services to children and adults up to 25 years old. Ofsted inspectors recently evaluated the impact of Chroma’s services on children, young people and adult service users as well as test compliance, support improvement, and focus on the things that matter most to … MORE

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    Chroma continues to provide essential therapy services throughout covid-19 crisis

    Chroma, the UK’s leading arts therapy provider, continues to rise to the challenge of delivering essential therapy to clients. While it’s not possible to personally treat clients, online support, though sometimes challenging, have opened greater opportunities, often allowing for increased creativity and engagement during therapy sessions. As society continues to adjust to social-distancing measures, Chroma’s post-adoption work has flourished. Virtual therapy has … MORE