‘Music in Care’ training is for health and social care professionals, volunteers or family carers who wish to learn more about how to use personalised music in a therapeutic way. Our specially designed ‘Music in Care’ training programme aims to develop confidence to deliver a creative and person centred approach. This training was originally commissioned by the charity musicworks in 2012 to promote the use of personalised music in dementia care. Following an amazing response we have continued to develop courses that ensure that the powerful impact of music on quality of life reach a far wider audience. The courses incorporate nationally recognised values, standards and principles to support learners to gain occupational competence in their role.
‘Music in Care’ Training Available
Soundtrack to My Life – training specifically designed for, and available to, all levels of staff working in dementia care. As part of the training, each learner will have the opportunity to create their own ‘Soundtrack to My Life’ compilation before working with other individuals to create theirs. Learners gain confidence in using the ‘Music in Care’ toolkit and reflective practice about their dementia or memory loss care practice. The course takes place over 3 half-day workshops which are spread over 2 – 3 months. Training includes ‘Soundtrack to My Life’ toolkits available from musicworks. The 3 session ‘Soundtrack to My Life’ course costs £189 per person or £1785.00 for a group of up to 10 learners.
Music is Medicine – Part of the ‘Music in Care’ books series by John Osborne for people undergoing medical treatment for cancer and other serious conditions. A brief workshop/presentation is available to all levels of staff working with patients and for patients themselves.
My Story in Music – training specifically designed for those support people with life-limiting conditions or at end of life. As part of the training, each learner will have the opportunity to create their own ‘My Story in Music’ compilation before working with other individuals to create theirs. Learners gain confidence in using the ‘Music in Care’ toolkit and become more reflective about their end of life care practice. The course takes place over 3 half-day workshops which are spread over 2 – 3 months. Training includes ‘My Story in Music’ toolkits. The 3 session ‘My Story in Music’ course costs £189 per person or £1785.00 for a group of up to 10 learners.
My Music Oasis – workshop specifically designed to help carers understand how personalised music can be used to make the most of the limited time they have to rest and relax, whilst also helping them to reflect on the good times that they have shared with the person they care for. The workshop is two hours long includes ‘My Music Oasis’ toolkit.
My Journey in Music – are you a teacher, SENCo, youth worker or parent interested in understanding and benefitting from using music with children and young people as part of learning and development, social time or home life? A brief workshop/presentation is available.
Music at Mealtimes – training specifically designed for catering and health and social care staff in a variety of care settings. Research has shown that sounds in the environment can influence how we taste and experience food. Researchers have also found that playing music at mealtimes, particularly for people with dementia, is one measure which could improve food and fluid intake, relaxation and mealtime behaviour. The course develops skills to promote a more pleasant and therapeutic eating environment. The course takes place over 2 half-day workshops. The 2 session ‘Music at Mealtimes’ course costs £65 per person or £595.00 for a group of up to 10 learners.
We are open to negotiations to meet individual client training needs. We understand that budgets and time can constrain workforce development and we wish to ensure the most effective solutions including bespoke training.
Contact Us to book training, for more information, to discuss ‘train the trainer’ options or your individual needs.