SingingWell Series

The latest resource pack for Summer 2022 - My Hero Jam - is now available to download

With 20% of adolescents potentially experiencing mental health problems in any given year and with 50% of mental health problems established by the age of 14, incorporating mental health awareness and wellbeing in schools has never been more important.

Beginning in support of Children’s Mental Health Week 2020, Enfield Music Service launched our SingingWell project: flexible resources for schools that can be used across EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3 to promote singing in school and to support wellbeing and mental health for both pupils and staff.

So why are we asking you to sing? Because the power of music is strong!

  • Taking part in regular musical activity, particularly singing, brings positive impacts for individuals, school communities, and for our community as a whole.
  • Singing relieves stress and tension through the release of endorphins, which lowers anxiety and boosts confidence and self-esteem.
  • Singing improves social inclusion and sense of community, helping combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • Singing offers a way to express feelings and develop mindfulness. Singing has physiological benefits including increased lung capacity, overall cardiac health and can also reduce pain symptoms [source].

We are producing a new resource each term to share with schools which will be chosen carefully each time to explore different themes around this topic, as well as to promote the general benefits of good quality singing and regular participation in musical activities.