Research has shown that music therapy has a positive impact on the confidence, self-esteem and well being of children and young people suffering illnesses such as cancer.
Redkite music therapists work in paediatric oncology units and in specific adolescent and young adults treatment centres throughout Australia.
Redkite’s Music Therapy provides children and young people (up to the age of 24) with an enjoyable, supportive and creative environment in which they can express themselves, regain a sense of choice and control of their lives and have critical areas of growth and development stimulated.
Music Therapy also assists in pain management and strengthening a child or young person’s ability to cope with the stress of cancer and its treatment.
Redkite is the largest non-government funder of paediatric and adolescent and young adults oncology music therapists in Australia, funding 7 positions across 7 hospitals.
“The music therapy session was a great opportunity for my daughter to connect with someone outside of the ‘medical’ world. She immediately immersed herself into the group session and I was amazed at the pure delight she found in singing and jamming with others from the ward. Our daily life has been driven by medical procedures so this was such a welcome respite for us all.”
A parent of a child with cancer