Georgina Aasgaard

Georgina Aasgaard is Community Innovation Practitioner

Project Title: ‘Fostering Wellbeing Through Music Collaboration and Co-creation in the Community’

Twitter: @GeorginaAasgaa3

University of Liverpool IAA

Read Georgina Aasgaard’s reflections on recent work with Liverpool Philharmonic and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust: ‘From Darkness to Light’ – a co-created performance for collective wellbeing

Project Summary:

This exciting project will investigate the powerful ways music benefits people living with mental health issues. Georgina Aasgaard of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, supported by Dr Jacqueline Waldock, University of Liverpool, will work with three communities in the Liverpool City Region: a centre for social inclusion; a community library; and a high secure hospital. These are part of the Life Rooms, a free NHS service which provides a space to meet, learn and access social prescribing activities.

Georgina, an experienced music and health practitioner, will build on the University of Liverpool’s long-term partnerships with Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust (MCFT) and RLPO. Georgina will deliver activities in each setting, culminating in a live performance. Working with local groups and people, the project will develop creative, music making communities and advance Liverpool City Region’s long track record of harnessing arts for effective mental health care.

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