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Online Training for Singing and Health Practitioners interested in working with people with Parkinson's

Sing to Beat Parkinson's, part of Canterbury Cantata Trust, a registered charity, is delighted to announce its third online training series. The course will be run over 4 sessions on consecutive weekends in November 2021.

The course will include an introduction and overview on living with Parkinson's, putting research into practice, the practicalities of running a group both online and offline and the art of facilitation. We encourage interactive and dynamic engagement from our trainees, who will get to know our team of experts over the duration of the course. See the video link below to see our organisation in action.

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STB Practitioner Online Meeting

Today we held our first catch up with our practitioners and what they’ve been up to during lockdown. We also brainstormed future delivery models as well as resources for our new website. A really successful networking hour that we will be holding regularly going forward.

STB Practitioner Online Meeting

STB Parkinson's at the 2021 International Culture Health and Wellbeing Conference

Sing to Beat Parkinson’s presented a short film at the prestigious 2021 International Culture Health and Wellbeing Conference.

Culture, Health and Wellbeing

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Mentor Scheme a Success

2021 has seen the launch of the first cohort of Sing to Beat Parkinson’s mentees. 4 participants, who completed their Sing to Beat Parkinson’s Training course, were then paired with experienced practitioners currently working online.

Mentor Scheme a Success

It has proved a positive experience for both the mentors and the mentees. Here is some feedback from the first cohort:

It has definitely made me more confident in leading singing groups online and hopefully this will continue as sessions start back in real life.

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