Singing Cords Program
The Hopkins Centre has launched a short video about the Singing Cords program to raise awareness of the benefits of singing and peer led engagement for people with spinal cord injury (SCI).
International singer and THC Ambassador, Tim McCallum shares his beliefs on the impact that singing has and its benefit for people with SCI through his peer led singing program called Singing Cords.
Tim McCallum was involved in a diving accident as a young man, leaving him with a life-long disability and the chance that he would never be able to sing again. Defying the odds, McCallum can be seen coaching and singing in his Singing Cords initiative that assists people living with a spinal cord injury, showcasing the group participation via singing whilst creating awareness of the program and the benefits that singing can have.
Researchers and clinicians at The Hopkins Centre will be looking at working with those involved in the Singing Cords program, to look at the feasibility of introducing this program into existing rehabilitation programs. This pilot study will investigate whether peer led group singing may influence breathing, voice and quality of life measures.
The singing cords project is a peer led program supported by The Hopkins Centre, which is a joint Initiative of the Division of Rehabilitation, Metro South Health and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University. Spinal Life Australia, Affiliate Partner of The Hopkins Centre has provided partial seed funding for the Program.
Check out this amazing project online here.