The Leonard Pugh Bursary

In memory of the late Leonard Pugh, OBE and in recognition of his lifetime contribution to Music in Northern Ireland, Every Day Harmony will provide two Northern Ireland students with a bursary of £3,000 each towards the cost of a ‘Masters in Music Therapy’.

                                   

Please click on link for details:  The Leonard Pugh Bursary


Everyday Harmony

Recruiting Qualified Music Therapists

“Exciting opportunity to work for the Leading Music Therapy provider in Northern Ireland – with a fantastic team of committed professionals.”

Due to an increase in demand for our service delivery, Every Day Harmony now requires additional qualified Music Therapists to work across all areas of Northern Ireland.

We can offer a range of employment options including - Temporary, Fixed Term, Part Time & Self Employed (options available from 3hrs to 30hrs per week). Excellent terms & conditions dependent on experience.

Interested - to arrange an informal conversation or find out more, please e-mail your CV to sandra@everydayharmony.org by 12 noon on Friday 4 March 2022.

 


Everyday Harmony

Music Therapist - Graduate Opportunity

"Exciting opportunity to work for the Leading Music Therapy provider in Northern Ireland – your chance to become part of a fantastic team of committed professionals.”

Every Day Harmony is looking for highly motivated and dynamic Music Therapy students.

The role will require providing music therapy in a range of settings, including day care and community facilities, hospitals, hospices, private home settings and in our music therapy hub in Carryduff.

This is a permanent contract, and the successful applicants will be offered up to 5 days work per week (6 hours per day) on an “Annualised hours” contract.

Successful applicants may be added to a waiting list for other future Music Therapist permanent or temporary opportunities.

You will be required to deliver services across Northern Ireland; however, the location and nature of the projects may change depending on the evolving needs of the regional music services.

Applicants must have successfully completed a Masters in Music Therapy and are required to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) before starting work.

All Graduate therapists will receive a full 6 month supported induction and probation period and will require access to a computer, mobile phone and a means of transport.

This is a challenging and rewarding role where, in return for your commitment and ability, Every Day Harmony will offer a competitive salary, pension contribution and healthcare package.

If you are interested in this role and will be graduating this year, please email your CV to: sandra@everydayharmony.org.

Closing date for receipt of CVs – 12 noon, Friday 4 March 2022.

A guaranteed interview will be offered on receipt of an acceptable CV.

Interviews:  tbc


Team Training Day from the Garden of Music

Thank you so much to Gary Day from Garden of Music who delivered training today in the use of iPads and accessible music technology apps. We are looking forward to incorporating this into our work.

           


Therapeutic Music Packages for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust

Anne Walsh (CEO) and Julie Allen (Music Therapy Manager) was delighted yesterday to hand over the first of our new Therapeutic Music Packages to Karena Smith from the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

Each Music package contains a Introduction video, 6 x Music Therapy sessions, an Information leaflet, Lyrics, and a beautiful bag of children’s instruments.

Anne Walsh commented  “ We are absolutely delighted to be passing these new “Therapeutic Music Therapy packs” to the children and their families attached to Clark Clinic, it has been a pleasure working in partnership with the Children’s Heartbeat Trust over the last two years who have facilitated our work. Like many in the community and voluntary sector, we encountered difficulty in maintaining services during the Covid-19 pandemic particularly to individuals who were medically vulnerable. As a consequence we were forced to innovate and have developed this unique resource pack for parents to use with their children. Moving forward these new Music Therapy packs will now give us an added dimension to our service”. Anne also added that “the development of the packs would not have been possible without the full support of the LFT Charitable Trust who have worked in partnership with Every Day Harmony over the last couple of years and have been and continue to be a tremendous support for our work with children who are clinically vulnerable”.

 

In response Karena said that “We are very excited at Children’s Heartbeat Trust to receive the Music Therapy resource packs and we will use them as the focus of our Family Support plan in January, and we believe that this resource will be very beneficial to CHT families”.


The staff from Woodstock Lodge in Belfast recently put on their running shoes to raise money for Every Day Harmony

(L-R: Julie Allen, Every Day Harmony; Sarah McGladery, Dietician, AEDS; Anne Walsh, Chief Executive, Every Day Harmony; Brandon Corr, Team Secretary, AEDS; Christine McGrath, Clinical Services Manager, AEDS; Jenny Harron, Therapist, AEDS; Dr David Coyle, Consultant Psychiatrist, AEDS; Margaret McCrea, Therapist, AEDS).

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On Sunday 3 October 2021, the staff from Woodstock Lodge, Belfast which provides an Adult eating disorder service for BH&SCT swapped their normal uniforms for running Bibs and trainers and together raised an amazing £1,146.25 for the work of Every Day Harmony.

Anne Walsh CEO of the charity said “this is a fantastic amount of money raised by the team and will allow us to increase our provision of Music Therapy Services across Northern Ireland. We are indebted to the team for their commitment and effort in both completing the race and also for raising this large amount of money”.


Everyday Harmony

Emma McCabe - Ambassador

We were delighted that Emma McCabe accepted the position as Ambassador to Every Day Harmony. Emma has been carrying out advocacy work for us over several years.

Learn a little more about Emma by watching her video.

Emma


James Retirement

James Retirement – 29th June 2021

A wonderful, yet sad day, our external supervisor of eight years, Dr James Robertson retired today. A huge thank you for all his guidance, advice, and support over the years. The MT team composed a song in his honour 'Ode to James'.

 


Every Day Harmony welcomes cash boost

Every Day Harmony welcomes cash boost to help people with dementia through music

Every Day Harmony is celebrating this week after receiving a cash boost to continue/expand its musical services for people living with dementia. The money will enable us to deliver Music Therapy into five care homes across Northern Ireland for people with the condition, to support their wellbeing.

The grant was received from Paul & Nick Harvey Fund, which was set up specifically to directly support musical activities for people with dementia. Music for Dementia is a national campaign calling for music to be made accessible for everyone living with dementia. Music has a valuable role to play in enhancing quality of life for people living with the condition, and their carers. Research and lived experiences show that it can help reduce the often-distressing symptoms of dementia, such as agitation, apathy and anxiety.


Anne Walsh, CEO of Every Day Harmony, welcomed every one and thanked them for taking the time to join us as we celebrated the opening of our first “Harmony Hub”.  It was a privilege to see so many stakeholders and supporters of Every Day Harmony and we were especially pleased that the Bangor Ukes agreed to play for us as the event got under way.

We were delighted to have our guest of honour, Mr Gary Lightbody, officially launch our Harmony Hub, and spend over 2 hours chatting and having his picture taken with those in attendance.  We are very privileged that Gary has agreed to be an ambassador for Every Day Harmony.

The opening of the Hub gives us an opportunity to increase the provision of our service, and we believe it will enable us to provide at least 500 additional music therapy sessions every year.

Music is a very important part of all of our lives – At Every Day Harmony we see positive outcomes from music therapy every day and we hear some absolutely amazing stories. We were very pleased to share our work with those at the event and to hear from our Chairman, Mr John McCart, our Therapy Manager, Ms Julie Allen and from Emma, one of our service users.

Mr Tony Clarke from Clarke & Co provided a gourmet hamper which we balloted during refreshments at Toasted Café next door.