New health clinics for performing artists

Health clinics for singers

Two new health clinics offering diagnosis and support for singers and other performing artists will start next month.

Exciting news for singers, the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) has announced new clinics for Liverpool and Belfast.

BAPAM is a charity dedicated to helping those who work in the performing arts. Its clinicians understand the demands of a performing career and how devastating health problems can be for a performer.

The clinics are for people who make their living from the performing arts, or who are studying performing arts, and have a physical or psychological health problem related to their work.

Liverpool clinic

BAPAM is working with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, who will host the clinic at the Philharmonic Hall, and Dr Marie McKavanagh, a Performing Arts Medicine specialist GP and musician.

Liverpool Philharmonic has a strong track record for supporting the physical and mental well-being of its orchestra musicians by providing specialist health services. As a result, its performers are healthier, happier, take less time off sick and are better prepared for elite performance. Through its support for the new BAPAM clinic, Liverpool Philharmonic is now helping to bring this approach to the whole performing arts community.

The first clinic will be held on 1 May. 

Belfast clinic

The Belfast clinic will take place monthly at the Oh Yeah Centre, Belfast’s music hub. It will be led by Dr Christine Hunter, a BAPAM and NHS GP and Medical Adviser to the Ulster Orchestra.

The first clinic will be held on 22 May.

To make a free, confidential appointment for either of these clinics call 020 7404 8444 to register or email info@bapam.org.uk.

Website: bapam.org.uk

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