We have a wide range of musicians who deliver the live music programme across our mental health wards. There is a strong emphasis on engagement with service users, rather than just performance. 

We welcome applications from musicians who would like to take part in the programme - to enquire please email: artsforhealth@mpft.nhs.uk.  

Feedback from service users, staff & guests: “Marvellous atmosphere, very therapeutic, excellent music.” “I enjoyed the beautiful music very much.” “Brilliant music from incredibly talented musicians!” “Most enjoyable and relaxing.”

Music in Hospitals & Care

We have teamed up with Music in Hospitals & Care to deliver a new series of live music concerts at St George’s, Stafford and Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.  The concerts will be delivered by two professional musicians - Dan Walsh on banjo, guitar, mandolin and vocals and Bob Gessey on guitar, vocals and keyboard.

Concerts will take place at both venues, St Georges and Redwoods from 1.30 – 3.30pm on the following Tuesdays:

24th May, 28th June, 26th July & 30th August – further dates tbc. 

We are looking forward to a social and enjoyable experience for all concerned.

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Arts for Health Contact Details

Jessica Kent - Arts for Health Lead

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS

01743 210048 / 07814 752783

Helen Wilson - Project Worker

St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3AG

01785 221328

Owen Hurcombe - Digital & Communications Project Worker

St, George's Hospital, Corporation Street,
Stafford ST16 3AG


Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS