ISBN: 978-1-921822-11-7

Australia - International Document

Benefits of group singing for community mental health and wellbeing

Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Aguirre C, Astbury j, Gridley H, Sharples J

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ictorian Health Promotion Foundation

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This research project was conducted to explore group singing and its associated mental and social health and wellbeing benefits. More than 300 questionnaires were distributed to current members of singing groups across Victoria. Results showed that people’s reasons for joining singing groups were: [love of] singing and music; [make a] social connection [with others]; health and wellbeing. Group singing is influential in personal and social health promotion and it provides a sense of safety and inclusion within the community.

A literature review comprises of three sections: physical health benefits of singing; psychological benefits of singing; evidence on the beneficial health effects that are mediated through singing in groups.

Evidence Type: Survey

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Survey

Context: Community

Participant Group: Adults

Art Forms: Music

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Gridley, H., Astbury, J., Sharples, J., & Aguirre, C. (2011). Benefits of group singing for community mental health and wellbeing. Australia: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).