Musicians from the RSNO regularly work with the children, young people and families who visit Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, both children's hospices, run by Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). Hospitalisation, long-term illness and living with life-shortening conditions are traumatising experiences at any age, but are particularly hard to deal with for families early in life. This work has revealed that music and interactive projects can have a positive effect on the mental and emotional wellbeing of individuals, family groups, volunteers and staff.
These projects are kindly supported by The Miller Group.
“We really appreciated the experiences and memories that the RSNO created for the children, young people and families who visit Rachel House. Music has a huge value for us as it includes all the family, leaving aside age and ability to bring everyone together and help create special memories.” Carla Halkett, Rachel House Activities Team member.