Music therapy service (Eric Liddel Centre)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • unpaid carers
  • people living with dementia

Who provides this?

  • Eric Liddel Centre (ELC)


Music therapy is an established clinical intervention offering people of all ages the opportunity to engage in musical experiences tailored to individual needs and abilities.  At the heart of this is the acknowledgement of a therapeutic relationship that is based on trust, respect and confidentiality.

Music therapy can assist with aspects of communication, expression and interaction.  This can lead to positive changes in self-confidence, emotional wellbeing and mental health.  It is not necessary to be able to play a musical instrument or to read music.  Sessions might comprise improvising on percussion instruments, songwriting, singing, listening to music and, where appropriate, the development of skills.  Music therapy can be provided on either an individual or group basis.

In light of current Covid-19 circumstances, music therapy can be offered in-person at the Eric Liddell Centre, or alternatively via the online platform Zoom.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third party
  • Contact Chloe to receive the ELC Music Therapy referral form

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Sessions can be arranged on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday between 9.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Contact Details

Chloe Hughes
15 Morningside RoadEdinburgh, EH10 4DP

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness/isolated groups
Older people

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