Music Therapy

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Anglia Ruskin University has been raising funds for music therapy for many years to support our students and the work of the music therapy clinic.

Originally based on our Cambridge campus, we now have a new clinic based in Young Street which is used for the teaching of our music therapy students and treatment of clients. The funds raised have funded the refurbishment of the new clinic and helped provide instruments and travel bursaries for students to support the costs of travelling to work placements.

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What is music therapy?

Music therapy uses improvised music to treat people suffering from learning difficulties, autism, dementia, depression and a whole range of mental disabilities. Music therapy has also made a key contribution to patient care for those suffering as a result of physical or sexual abuse, HIV or post-traumatic stress. Working through live interactive music or through listening to music can help relationships and improve psychological health for many people so music therapists interact with patients through music, establishing a means of communication without always using words.

Music Therapy at Anglia Ruskin was established on the Cambridge campus in 1994 and, in addition to providing the first MA in Music Therapy training in the UK, the department is a centre for excellence in research. In 2005, our Music Therapy Clinic was opened, serving the community in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area. We provide treatment for many local groups, charities and voluntary organisations, private individuals as well as statutory health, education and social services.

In September 2013 a new clinic was opened in Young Street, a short walk from our Cambridge campus.

If you wish to support music therapy, you can do so by following the 'Donate' button and selecting 'Anglia Ruskin Music Therapy Appeal' on our online donation page.

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