Wednesday 21 September 2022


16:00 – 17:30 IST


Online event



Social Singing, Health and Wellbeing  is a special journal supplement of Health Promotion International, guest edited by Prof Helen Phelan, Prof Hilary Moss, Dr Hannah Fahey and Prof Stephen Clift. This online launch and seminar is the culmination of a year’s work bringing together leading writers on social singing and cultural diversity.

Each author will introduce their unique contribution to the field followed by a discussion chaired by Phelan. Contributions include the wellbeing benefits of online Irish traditional singing sessions during Covid-19; interdisciplinary insights from a singing project for perinatal mental health in the Gambia; an evaluation of training using singing as a tool for community building in changing societies; songwriting and singing with mothers and midwives in south-east Queensland and a review of singing interventions for family carers of people living with dementia.

Presenters: Prof Helen Phelan, Prof Hilary Moss, Dr Hannah Fahey, Prof Stephen Clift, Prof Lauren Stewart, Dr Ciara Thompson, Dr Kara Shea O’Brien, Dr Fran Garry, Dr Charulatha Mani, Dr Sophie Lee, Mr Dermot O’Callaghan.

Chairs: Prof Hilary Moss and Prof Helen Phelan.

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