A weekly singing group for people living with lung conditions
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are running a free singing group at Lewisham Hospital for local people living with a lung conditionBLF- Singing for Lung Health
Wednesdays | 10:30 – 12:00 | Lessof Auditorium, Lewisham Hospital SE13 6LH
Who is this group aimed at?
This singing group is aimed at people living with a long-term lung condition such as COPD, asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. You may have finished a pulmonary rehab course or be looking for an alternative way to manage your breathing day to day. You do not need any musical ability to join the group, all levels of experience are very welcome.
What will happen in a typical singing for lung health session?
Led by trained Singing for Lung Health practitioner James Moriarty, this group is designed to help people with chronic lung conditions to manage feelings of breathlessness whilst taking part in a fun, social activity in a friendly environment. A typical session will begin with a vocal and physical warm up to practice breathing techniques before learning and singing some well-known songs.
How can singing benefit my breathing?
Research from the BLF (British Lung Foundation) has shown that there are three main ways that singing can help people with chronic lung conditions:
- teaching you to breathe more slowly and deeply
- improving the sense of control over your breathing, reducing anxiety and panic
- improving your posture to help you breathe
How do I join?
Please note that the group is currently full.
If you would be interested in joining the waiting list for the summer term, please contact Lizzy Green, Projects Manager, Learning & Participation (Music) at Trinity Laban on 020 8305 3883 | L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk
Singing for Lung Health is a part of Arts Connect, the arts-in-health programme for Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust. Arts Connect delivers projects that improve patient experience and enhance the healing environment.