Singing connects mums from diverse cultural backgrounds with each other, their babies, the midwives, and the broader community. The traditional musics and languages from various cultures are rich ways to express respect for each other. Sing to Connect sessions create a safe space for sharing, caring, and relaxing.
Singing is a great way to feel and stay well and Sing to Connect workshops created a safe space for mothers, babies and midwives to feel joy through music, language, and sharing. The health literacy and education component of Sing to Connect makes it a unique offering in the perinatal mental health and wellbeing space.
Sing to Connect Edition 1 was presented between May and Dec 2020 through the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre at Griffith University and funded by the Logan City Council Grant. It was brought to the public in partnership with Metro South Health and Access Community Services. It was led by Dr Charulatha Mani and featured music facilitators and consultants Lynette Lancini and Daisy Nussey, with over 8 midwives from Metro South Health offering health advice. Prof. Brydie Bartleet, Director QCRC, offered valuable research mentorship.