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The British Association of Music Therapy

We all know that music can have a profound effect on our mood: depending on what we listen to, we can feel uplifted, sad, relaxed, angry or any other emotion in between. Music can evoke memories, give us a way to connect with other people and express our feelings – it is a powerful force indeed and that's why music therapy is used to support all sorts of people, of all different ages and in many different ways. The British Association of Music Therapy (BAMT) was set up to promote the... more

Susan Boyle: The Asperger’s Diagnosis

Singer Susan Boyle first shot to fame after her amazing audition on the television talent show, Britain's Got Talent, in 2009. Looking awkward as she walked out on to the stage, nobody could have predicted the shy Scot's rendition of I Dreamed a Dream would bring the house down.Standing alone, in front of a massive Glasgow crowd, the 48-year-old's rather eccentric appearance and manner caused Simon Cowell to raise his eyebrows. It appeared Boyle had been pre-judged before she even sang... more

Mencap

Supporting people with learning disabilities, the UK charity Mencap is a leading voice. Everything the charity does is aimed at valuing and supporting those who have a learning disability, their family and carers.The charity's mission is to create a world where all people are valued equally. As there are an estimated 1.4 million people with a learning disability in the UK, this equates to a large section of the population and Mencap aims to ensure their views are listened to and taken into... more

John Travolta: Life without Jett

Hollywood icon John Travolta is one of the entertainment industry's greatest philanthropists, having raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charitable causes during his long career. The personal tragedy of his son Jett's death, at the age of 16, led Travolta to set up the Jett Travolta Foundation in his memory.Jett had been diagnosed as having Kawasaki disease at the age of two. The rare childhood condition affects the blood vessels and can impact on the coronary arteries that carry... more

David ‘Kid’ Jensen

One of the UK's best loved DJs, David 'Kid' Jenson, has revealed he has Parkinson's disease. The 67-year-old veteran broadcaster spoke out to encourage others to remain positive and to raise awareness of the neurological condition.Jensen released an official statement to disclose his condition, saying he had lived with Parkinson's for five years and wished to demonstrate that someone with the condition could continue with many aspects of their life.The stalwart of Radio 1 and former... more

Bates Motel

Bates Motel is a contemporary prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's famous 1960 film, Psycho - famously portrayed by Anthony Perkins, the cult psychological horror movie depicted the life of hotelier Norman Bates, whose psychotic behaviour threatens the wellbeing of those who stay at the motel.Produced by Universal Television, the 2017 series of the same name depicts events prior to those occurring in Psycho. It takes viewers back to Norman's youth and his troubled relationship with his mother,... more

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