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How music can support mental health

You don't have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music. Music has been used for thousands of years to help treat mental health, and in modern times music therapy is a flourishing field, with plenty of research to back up its benefits for sufferers of conditions from depression to dementia. Some experts think that music can even be a workable alternative to medication for some people. Music Matters meets up with UK music therapy experts to reveal some of the latest findings, and visits a group where theory is being put into practice - with stunning results.

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15 minutes