This course will be recorded and sent out to all pre-registered participants to watch in their own time.
Due to licensing laws, we are unable to sell this course retrospectively.

Trauma and Mental Health Awareness Course for Singing Teachers/Practitioners
With Emily Foulkes
Wednesday 9th March 2022 5-7pm UK Time
Wednesday 16th March 2022 5-7pm UK Time

In this two-part course, participants will learn about the nature of trauma and its impact on the body, brain and voice and some of the research surrounding this topic.

Part 1 will be largely focused on the science and theory of trauma and mental health.

Part 2 will explore the relationship with voice and offer ideas for embedding trauma-informed principles in teaching practice.

This is for teachers who would like to gain an overview of the theory and some ideas for practical application, to move their practice towards being trauma and mental health aware.

This is an introductory course and does not qualify participants as trauma and mental health specialists.

Emily gained a Distinction in her Master’s in Voice Pedagogy, specialising in Singing for Mental Health, Pain Management, and Trauma-Informed Practice. Her pioneering work within this field led her to establish the Signing for Health Network, attracting National funding to sustain and build the initiative. With a clear mission statement to bridge the gap between theory and practice, Emily has drawn together leading academics and practitioners to engage in knowledge dissemination and research.

Emily has presented at several conferences and events, including the BVA, Voice Geek conference, the MARCH Network, and the Spheres of Singing conference. She was also invited to peer review for the World Health Organisation (WHO). Emily’s recent research Exploring Online singing and Mindfulness for Mental Health is published in the peer-reviewed International Journal for Community Music.

She is a trainer for Trauma-Informed Schools UK and is the Director of Music for Good, a music for well-being charity based in Cornwall. In her work in Cornwall, Emily is a practitioner for the Music Education Hub, Primary Healthcare (Social Prescribing), and local hospital.

She has delivered training/workshops for Cornwall Music Education Hub, Arts & Health South West, Sing for Pleasure, Voice Workshop, ArtsLink (West Midlands), Trinity Laban (London), NYMAZ (for Music Education Hub leads in Yorkshire), Sing Space and for the Centre for Child Mental Health (London).

Wednesday 9th March 5-7pm UK Time
Wednesday 16th March 5-7pm UK Time

This course is free for Voice Study Centre's MA/PGCert students and £50 (VAT inclusive) otherwise.

If you would like to book a place on this course, please use the payment form in the 'Book Your Place' tab or email

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