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Scarborough Hospital's Wellbeing Choir

Tuesdays, 30 April to 23 July 2019*

Drop-in between 12pm – 1pm as your time allows

Scarborough Hospital Chapel

Suggested donation £2



We’re delighted to trial a 12 week Wellbeing Choir at Scarborough Hospital, following the success of the Wellbeing Choir pilot in York Hospital.  We’ll be evaluating the impact throughout the 12 weeks and aim to continue the choir if it’s successful.

What is a Wellbeing Choir?

A Wellbeing Choir is like a regular choir, only the main focus is our health and wellbeing.  Studies show that choral singing improves our mood, with a decrease in stress, depression and anxiety; effects often attributed to the deeper breathing associated with singing. These benefits are enhanced in a group setting, compared to singing alone.  Through the Wellbeing Choir we aim to provide opportunities for people to socialise, and most importantly, to feel good and have fun!


Who leads the choir?

Nicola Betts leads this fully inclusive choir in friendly and relaxed sessions suitable for all abilities.  Nicola has a wealth of experience as a community musician, music teacher and singer.   Her work includes leading the Wellbeing Choir at York Hospital, as well as community choirs and Tiny Toes Music sessions which aim to nurture creativity, self-expression and self confidence in babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their grown-ups.  To find out more click here.


Who can attend the Choir?

Everyone – Whether you’re staff, a patient, visitor or member of the public, we’d love to welcome you along.


When and Where?

The Wellbeing Choir takes place between 12pm – 1pm, every Tuesday between 30 April – 23 July 2019 in Scarborough Hospital’s Chapel.  The Chapel is a short walk from the hospital’s main entrance.


What if I don’t have a full hour available?

The choir is very informal; you’re most welcome to pop-in when you can and stay for as little or as long as you like.


Do I have to pay?

There’s no commitment required when joining the choir, however, we do ask for a suggested donation of £2 which will go to York Teaching Hospital Charity who help to fund Arts projects, including the choir.


How do I sign up?

Contact Jess in the Arts Team to register your interest.


Phone: 01904 725265


Looking to the Future

The Wellbeing Choir has been set up by the Arts Team as part of their music programme.  We’ll be evaluating the choir to understand how best to continue and develop it, ensuring we’re providing the best service for participants.  If you’d like to share any feedback please contact Jess by clicking here.


Thank you!

We’d love to say a huge thank you to our funders, York Teaching Hospital Charity, for their support of all things creative.

A special thank you to Scarborough Hospital’s Chaplaincy Department for allowing us to use their facilities.

And finally, thank you to everyone who comes along to sing with us!

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If you have an appointment on Monday 15, Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July at York Therapy Department, based at Archways, York, please be aware that the lift is currently out of action.

Services at Archways include MSK Physio, Pelvic Health, Rheumatology and Orthotics.

If you are unable to climb stairs, please contact us on 01904 725424.  Alternatively, to reschedule your appointment you can do so online:

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.