Centre News

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health works with a range of healthcare organisations across Kent; researching the potential benefits of music, and other participative arts activities, in improving the well-being and health of individuals and communities.

Read more about the Centre’s research and how they are promoting the use of arts to improve patients’ health.

 
AHRC

AHRC Report published

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Sidney De Haan Research Centre and Nick Ewbank Associates publish AHRC funded report into Cultural Value and Social capital
 
EDNA

EDNA Report published

Thursday 10 July 2014

EDNA: (energise, dance, nourish, art) report demonstrates physical, psychological and social benefits to participating in dance and arts activities for older people in Medway and Gravesham.
 
Singing for Health community choirs to perform for Folkestone Triennial 2014

Singing for Health community choirs to perform for Folkestone Triennial 2014

Thursday 29 May 2014

On Thursday 29 May 2014 at 6.30pm over 100 singers from the Folkestone area will come together as The Futures Choir to stage a one-off performance at the Leas Cliff Hall. The event will be filmed for exhibition at Folkestone Triennial 2014, from 30 August – 2 November 2014.
 
BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD

BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD

09 December 2013

BBC feature on centre's research into Singing and COPD.
 
Singing groups found to improve the health of people with degenerative lung disease

Singing groups found to improve the health of people with degenerative lung disease

11 July 2013

Ground breaking research, carried out by Canterbury Christ Church University, has found that group singing can improve the health and quality of life of people living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
 
Singers performing at St Gregory’s

Health benefits of singing for people with lung disease

24 January 2013

The first large scale study in the community of its kind found health benefits of group singing for people with lung disease.
 
Dr Trish Vella-Burrows

Centre Director attends workshop in France

7 January 2013

Dr Trish Vella-Burrows has attended a week-long training residency in Paris with Musique et Santé.
 
Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health group

Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health Group

06 December

Meridian News feature Sidney De Haan Research Centre Singing for Health Group. Watch News Feature .
 
Health Benefits of Singing

Ground-breaking report published on health benefits of singing

04 December 2012

A report has been published from the world’s first randomised control trial on singing and older people, showing the positive effects that singing can have on health and quality of life.
 
Singing for Health Guide

Centre launches a series of Singing for Health Guides

13 November 2012

The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health has published a series of Singing for Health Guides.
 
Music Health

Major research review shows music has a positive effect on patients’ health

16 March 2012

Dr Rosalia Staricoff and Professor Stephen Clift of Canterbury Christ Church University conducted a review of arts in healthcare research. Findings include conclusions that music can reduce anxiety levels and improve children’s behaviour.

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