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Adults’ Wellbeing

Developing the wellbeing of the adults we support


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At Norwood we provide a range of services specially designed to add to the wellbeing of the adults we support.

With the input of the adults themselves, our staff discover what each person needs and which service would best support them.

Our multi –disciplinary, professional staff provide a range of therapies which include:

  • Music therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Social and Horticultural therapy
  • Hydrotherapy.
     

Examples of how we work

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Music therapy can help people of all ages and abilities. It is often used when someone finds it difficult to express themselves, which can be the result of emotional distress or of a physical or learning disability.

We use interactive music-making as a means of communication, self expression and emotional support. This can develop many different skills which are relevant in everyday life, including making relationships with other people:

  • Listening
  • Sharing
  • Physical skills
  • Concentration and memory skills
  • Self-awareness
  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem.
     

Great Interactions

Great Interactions is an approach demonstrated in the video below that is presented by a group of people Norwood supports with learning disabilities. Great Interactions facilitates specific skills that eases communication difficulties and this enables people with a learning disability to take increasing control over their own lives.

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Telephone: 020 8809 8809

Email: info@norwood.org.uk


Ann initially came to Music Therapy to help express and understand her difficult emotions. She would often hit the drums with great force, often shouting “Yeah!” and smiling in delight. More recently, Ann has used sessions to explore here feelings of sadness and loss...