HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast, Episode 7 – Staff Choirs

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The latest episode of the HSE Talking Health and Wellbeing Podcast is now available and is focused on Staff Choirs and their impact on health and wellbeing. We hear from Alison Baker Kerrigan, Arts Officer in Tallaght University Hospital, as she describes the impact of the Heartbeats Choir and podcast host Fergal Fox, tells us how he got involved in the HSE Tullamore Staff Choir. They both share insights about the positive effect that group singing has on their own wellbeing and how their choir performances have provided them with an opportunity to give back to their patients and communities.

Alison discusses her experience of getting involved in David Brophy’s Frontline Choir and how during COVID, she was able to connect with a new group of health colleagues as part of their performances and practices via Zoom for the television series during. Staff choirs have been promoted in recent years in the HSE as a means of promoting staff health and wellbeing. Since 2018, HSE Health and Wellbeing have hosted an annual Staff Choir Concert for health service choirs which in recent years have been online due to COVID-19.

If you would like to set up a HSE staff choir, access the guide: How to Set up a Choir for HSE Staff Health and Wellbeing.

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