Songs for Life: Group Music Therapy for Serious Mental Illness (SMI)-a Randomised Control Trial

Grant number: DP0878494 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011



Twenty per cent of Australians will be diagnosed with a mental illness at some point in life, and are entitled to a range of therapeutic interventions that will improve socialisation and quality of life. The proposed randomised controlled trial will be the largest study of music therapy and serious mental illness to date, and will set a benchmark for future research. The principal outcome will be a Manual of the Group Music Therapy intervention, which will be disseminated to community programs throughout Australia and internationally, for people with serious mental illness, and others who are reliant on community care.