Researchers have found that in groups could have positive on reducing and depression. The research is from the University of East Anglia in the UK, in with a community singing group called Sing Your Heart Out. A team conducted the study to examine how singing with other people affects mental health. Researchers followed a group of who attended weekly singing workshops for six months. They discovered that singing in groups was an part in helping people recover from mental illness. In , it helped people feel valued, enhanced their and increased their confidence, social skills and feeling of well-being.
Lead , professor Tom Shakespeare, said: "We found that singing as of a group contributes to people's from mental health problems." He added that: "All of the we spoke to reported positive effects on their mental health as a result of taking in the singing workshops. For some, it represented one of a wider programme of support. For others, it stood out as to their recovery or maintenance of health." Professor Shakespeare explained: "We heard the participants calling the a life saver and that it saved their sanity." He said: "The thing for everyone was that the Sing Your Heart Out model induced fun and happiness."