We run singing for health sessions in the community and on our wards 

Songs for You

People singingWe run Songs for You sessions in the community for people with dementia to attend with their carers.  The sessions offer a safe and welcoming environment, they are professionally led and there are friendly staff and volunteers to support.   We sing well-known songs and learn new ones and this stimulating activity can help with general wellbeing and confidence.  You will meet others with similar experiences and there is tea and cake after the session and time to chat with friends and make new ones. 

Sessions take place in Shrewsbury, Stafford & Cannock. Please click for further details.


Thursdays, 2.30 – 3.30 pm

The Trinity Centre, Meole Brace Church, Church Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9HF

17, 31 Jan / 14, 28 Feb / 14, 28 March / 11 April 
2, 16, 30 May / 13, 27 June / 11, 25 July


Mondays, 1.30 - 2.30pm

Walton Village Hall, Green Gore Lane, Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford ST17 0LD

7 & 21 Jan / 4 & 18 Feb / 4 & 18 Mar / 1 & 29 Apr
13 & 27 May / 10 & 24 June / 8 July


Tuesdays, 1.30-2.30pm

St Thomas Church, Dual Way, Stafford Road, Huntington, Cannock WS12 4PD

8 & 22 Jan / 5 & 19 Feb / 5 & 19 Mar
2 & 30 Apr / 14 & 28 May / 11 & 25 June / 9 July


Tuesdays at 2.00pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill St, Ludlow SY8 1AZ

Dates tbc.

For further details, please contact:

Shrewsbury - Jessica Kent 01743 210048 or email:jessica.kent@mpft.nhs.uk

Ludlow - call Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 01584 878141

Stafford and Cannock - Helen Wilson 01785 221328 or email:helen.wilson@mpft.nhs.uk


Dancing_1.jpgDance is taking place on our older adult wards both at Redwoods and at St George’s. We have experienced dance practitioners Rachel Liggitt and Helen Yeomans delivering to our inpatients, taking them through a range of gentle movement to music and exploring the benefits of this art form for wellbeing. 

Dancing_2.jpgThe benefits of movement sessions include: stimulating cognitive function, improving mobility and responsiveness, connecting people and creating a sense of community, stimulating the senses, improving balance, co-ordination and confidence and encouraging self-expression in a safe environment.

Latest News

17th April 2019

Midland Partnership Foundation Trust’s Arts for Health department wishes to remind people living in Stafford, Cannock and Shropshire of the next dates to meet for their Songs for You programme.

31st August 2017

For people with dementia and their family, friends and carers, sessions take place fortnightly at 2 - 3pm on Tuesdays.


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

Eleanor Babb - Project Worker

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


Diana Buckle - Administrator

Redwoods Centre, Somerby Drive,
Shrewsbury SY3 8DS


Get in Contact

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Trust Headquarters, St. George's Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3SR

E-mail: enquiries@mpft.nhs.uk 

Switchboard number

0300 790 7000
(staffed 24 hours a day, every day)

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