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UEA researchers confirm singing makes you happier

Researchers investigated benefits of singing for those with anxiety and depression. They found singing and socialising is an essential part of recovery.

Professor Tom Shakespeare from UEA worked with the Sing Your Heart Out project. The project runs singing workshops for those with mental heath conditions.

"The main way that Sing Your Heart Out differs from a choir is that anyone can join in regardless of ability. There's also very little pressure because the participants are not rehearsing towards a performance. It's very inclusive and it's just for fun. The format is also different to a therapy group because there's no pressure for anyone to discuss their condition."

– Prof Tom Shakespeare