Austin Heath Retirement Village

BENEFITS

Did you know:

15.4 million days were lost to stress, depression and anxiety in Great Britain in 2017/18 (Health & Safety Executive)

In any one week, 1 in 6 people report experiencing common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression (MIND)

A Voice Squad workplace choir is a superb way to reduce stress, promote well-being and boost productivity.  It also brings staff from across the business together in a social and fun activity to help create a happier workforce.

There is strong scientific evidence that singing helps reduce stress and improves mental and physical well-being.

Independent research after a 12-week Voice Squad pilot project found 97% agreed that singing helped them deal with stress.* 

A University of Leicester study found a 96% reduction in work-related stress and 86% reduction in feelings of loneliness amongst those who attended choir sessions in their workplace.

People feel more positive after singing thanks to the release of endorphins (the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemicals), dopamine (the chemical of motivation and reward), and serotonin which helps maintain a happy mood.

The Voice Squad is run by professional musicians and choir leaders from Armonico Consort, a nationally-renowned choir and singing education charity with over 20 years’ experience.

97% agreed that singing in a choir is mentally stimulating in independent research for Voice Squad*

The Voice Squad can help meet company strategies in Human Resources, brand visibility and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Voice Squad participants scored the quality of events and workshops as 4.7 out of 5 in independent research*

*independent research conducted by Earthen Lamp, 2019

 

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