world mental health day

The power of music and how it can have a positive affect on our wellbeing

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World Mental Health Day

With it being world mental health day on the 10th of October we thought It would be good to find out a little bit more about how music can have a positive affect on our emotional wellbeing.

It has been said that using music within the work place can help to reduce stress and fatigue.

A few years ago researchers found that music releases dopamine, the feel good chemical in your brain. It also found that dopamine was up to 9% higher when volunteers listened to music that they enjoyed. It may be obvious to us, but it is strong evidence for the link between music and our mental wellbeing.

The charity Mind also also ran a simple survey asking people how they use music to boost their daily mood. They surveyed over a thousand people and surprisingly only a third of people use music to give them a lift when they feel down at work.

This was mainly due to people not having access to music at work or not being allowed to use it. It was suprising to find that half of the employers surveyed were not allowed to listen to music at their work station. It may also be because of the working environment just doesn’t permit it such as if you work directly with customers, or are in an open plan office where you need to communicate freely with others..

Here at Rock and Roll experience we love to listen to tunes whilst working. We like to select music depending our mood, from jazz, rock and even classical and we find it can really inspire us, lift us and generally help us work better.

Of course, there are lots of other things you can do besides playing music to manage stress, such as having a healthy diet, taking regular exercise and getting enough sleep.

Tell us what you think, is  music an important part of of your working life? Do you or your team listen to the radio?

We would just like to finish off this article by saying that if you notice someone you work with, live with or care about not being their normal self then please ensure you get them the support they need. Click here for some useful tips on how to help someone who isn’t okay.

The Samaritans are a mental health charity and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to offer advice and support.


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