In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Penny Osmond, workshop and choir leader, about her singing work with new mums who have perinatal mental health disorders, including the first randomised control research by Professors Rosie Perkins and Daisy Fancourt.
We talk about:
- Post natal depression: what it is, how many people it affects, and which groups it affects
- What the randomised control trial involved, and the results of the research
- What the research involved, and the results of the research
- How the work has developed since – including online songwriting work with new mums who self-referred through the Happyity app, continued research with the Royal College of Music and Imperial College Centre for Performance Science, and work with Creative Futures and St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington
You can access the podcast via a blog on our main website – Podcast  How singing and songwriting can help new mums experiencing mental health problems, with Penny Osmond, workshop and choir leader – or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).