Singing for Lung Health
Breathe Sing a singing group by Breathe Arts Health Research, offering a supportive and sociable way for patients with long-term lung and respiratory conditions to experience the benefits of singing for lung health
Originally developed in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS respiratory team through which patients are typically referred, Breathe Sing aims to improve lung health and help manage symptoms of breathlessness through physical warm-ups, vocal exercises and group singing led by a vocal coach.
The songs, all of which are designed to support breath control, ease symptoms of breathlessness following illness whilst of course having fun!
It has been amazing to see Guy’s and St Thomas’ patients seeking opportunities that will benefit their lung health, with now over 25 members enjoying these breathing exercises and songs from around the world. We are excited to be developing this programme in collaboration with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Respiratory Team – and due to high demand, we have increased our sessions from monthly to weekly.
Singing has really made a difference to my lung function - I feel much better after a session. The improvement is significant and long-lasting. The group sessions are really something I look forward to - singing together in a group is really good fun.
Breathe Sing during COVID-19
We continue to deliver Breathe Sing virtually during Covid-19. The online programme has flourished and has become a place of social connection, helping combat isolation for those living alone.
Breathe Sing participants, Alan, Santa and Maria tell us what the programme has meant for them personally during COVID-19, and the positive impact it has had on their daily live’s in our three short videos below.
For more information please contact Project Manager, Natalie firstname.lastname@example.org or click the link below to register your interest.
I absolutely love running these sessions! We have fun, connect, build up friendships, laugh and I see such a transformation in the participants’ posture and general state of well being in just an hour. It’s like magic!
Cleo Lane, Breathe Sing Leader