Premier Jay Weatherill, Health Minister Jack Snelling, Leon Bignell MP: Keep Singing for Health Alive - You Can't Stop the Music!
The Singing for Health program helping southern residents overcome social and mental health issues will close in July unless the State Government reverses a decision to axe staff.
Singing for Health is more than just a choir - it keeps members healthy and out of hospital. For many it's their only social activity. It is a wonderful example of the power of music and the arts to transform lives. The amount of funding is tiny, but the impact on the people who participate is life-changing.
As one member says: "If this goes we will stay home and be isolated. My disability can be extremely isolating and for some of us this is all we have"
Axing the program doesn't even make economic sense: a short hospital stay by just one member will wipe out all the savings made to the health budget.
Investing in programs like Singing for Health makes sense. Music brings people together in a way that other health programs can't.
You Can't Stop the Music!
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