Music and parental mental wellbeing

Perkins, R., ed. (2024) Music and parental mental wellbeing. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780192863287 (paperback) 9780191954191 (online)


There is compelling evidence that music can enhance parental wellbeing, yet to date there have been few attempts to bring together current endeavours in the field. Music and Parental Mental Wellbeing provides readers from music, health, and beyond, with a new and comprehensive opportunity to consider how music can support parental mental wellbeing. Drawing on recent ground-breaking practice, research, and evaluation the book illuminates how music can support mental wellbeing in pregnancy and the postnatal period, childbirth and perinatal hospital settings, and in the early years. Each chapter provides introductory context, describes the relevant musical practice(s), consider the intersections with parental wellbeing, and end with implications for practice and key take-aways for the reader. With an interdisciplinary and international team of authors, including music and health practitioners, experts by experience, and researchers, this book explores and establishes the roles of music, in its many forms, in supporting and enhancing parental mental wellbeing.

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