Here is a paper I wrote about Two Case Examples using Participatory music as a Therapeutic metaphor in a community mental health setting in the UK
In this practice report we explore the application of community music in a drop-in community mental health setting. This report will map out how our practice of community music that was “therapy-aware” used music as a personal metaphor and analogy for service users’ mental health issues. Two brief case examples showing the application of metaphor and analogy will be outlined, followed by a wider discussion about the implications of this approach within community mental health settings.
Participation in community arts lessons from the inner-city
Young Musicians for Heritage Project: Can a music-based Heritage Project have a positive effect on Well-being?
How effective are music interventions in the criminal youth justice sector? Community music making and its potential for community and social transformation: A pilot study