All together now: the therapeutic potential of a prison-based music programme

Authors:
DIGARD Leon, von SPONECK Anna Grafin, LIEBLING Alison
Journal article citation:
Prison Service Journal, 170, March 2007, pp.3-14.
Publisher:
Her Majesty's Prison Service of England and Wales

The authors describe one aspect of a research project on prolific self-harm among women prisoners in HMP Peterborough. As part of the work carried out, an intervention aimed at improving the well-being of prisoners at risk of self-harm was proposed, then evaluated. This part of the research study was funded by the 'Good Vibrations', part of the Firebird Trust, which aims to inspire and empower people through creative involvement in music making. The article provides an overview of the course and details of the evaluation.

Subject terms:
intervention, music therapy, prisoners, prisons, self-harm, women, conflict management, empowerment, evaluation, groupwork;
Content type:
practice example
Location(s):
England
Link:
Journal home page
ISSN print:
0300 3558

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