Music therapy for young people

A study carried out by Queens University Belfast has demonstrated the power of music in treating young people with depression. This supports the anecdotal experience that music can have a strong effect on ones emotions. Almost everybody can point to at least one piece of music that can lift their mood. Singing alone or in a choir is something that can have a real benefit to a persons sense of well being. We are so used to thinking that talking and understanding is the key to feeling better but often something non verbal can be just as helpful and it is at our fingertips so it is useful to hold this in mind.