Evaluating the benefits of inclusive community singing group towards well-being: narratives of diverse community members attending an inclusive singing group

Nyashanu, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-9231-0393, Pfende, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-8359-0143 and Osborne, J., 2021. Evaluating the benefits of inclusive community singing group towards well-being: narratives of diverse community members attending an inclusive singing group. Journal of Public Mental Health. ISSN 1746-5729

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Abstract

Background: Community singing is becoming more popular in many parts of the world owing to its health and well-being benefits. There is a growing body of research suggesting biopsychosocial benefits for participants taking part in community singing. This study was set to evaluate the benefits of an inclusive community singing group towards well-being.

Methodology: The study employed an exploratory qualitative study (EQS) approach. Semi-structured questions were used to elicit participants’ experiences on the impact of an inclusive community singing group towards well-being. A thematic approach underpinned by the four phases of The Silences Framework was used to analyse the data.

Results: Following data analysis, the study found that Heron café community singing group made the research participants feel connected with others, improve physical their well-being, learn new skills, give to others (Development of volunteering spirit) and feel pleasure.

Conclusion: The study concluded that inclusive community singing plays a pivotal role in enhancing the health and well-being of communities.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Public Mental Health
Creators: Nyashanu, M., Pfende, F. and Osborne, J.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 29 September 2021
ISSN: 1746-5729
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1108/JPMH-05-2021-0061DOI
1474401Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Lee Houghton
Date Added: 28 Sep 2021 11:03
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 09:01
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44280

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