Since 2014 ... Music and The Brain Foundation has been at the forefront championing the use of personal music in the prevention, treatment and management of brain related disorders. As a registered Australian Charity the Foundation is committed to delivering evidence based health promotion programs which are community based, community centered and community driven. The Foundation does not fund academic research but does evaluate the effectiveness of its own programs within the community. The role of the Foundation is as a facilitator and enabler listening to community needs before giving practical application to national and international research through the design and distribution of bespoke products and services to improve public health and enrich the lives of individuals within their own neighborhoods.
BY FACILITATING AND ENABLING WE
Lift Spirits and Engage Individuals
Engagement through playing
Encouraging people of all ages to learn an instrument and supporting the startup of musical ensembles for young and old across all cultures and ages ... more
Engagement through listening
Providing resources to empower individuals, families and carers to create and manage their own playlists off the web and in a wire free environment ... more
Engagement through singing
Giving expression to whole of life experiences through shared song and acknowledging the voice as a powerful instrument for reflection and healing ... more
Engagement through sharing
Great communities evolve from sharing & collaboration. MBF Community Assist nurtures the development of sustainable community programs ... more
We Strengthen and Empower Communities
Empowerment through helping
Volunteering through MBF engenders pride and identity, strengthens ties to the community, broadens support networks and improves well being ... more
Empowerment through advocacy
We campaign to raise awareness of the potential capacity of music to improve Public Health and assist in the prevention and management of disease ... more
Empowerment through respect
We take time to reflect and honour all cultural traditions to help nurture empathy and remind one another how valuable we all are as collective beings ... more
Empowerment through choice
Our work is community driven in response to needs. Volunteers choose their level of involvement. Donors choose the projects they want to support ... more
WORLD'S BEST PRACTICE
Informed By Research
WORKING TOGETHER AT A COMMUNITY LEVEL
We Continue To Make A Difference
Individuals, families and carers now use our eSHUFFLe headphones to improve mood and connect with their own musical memories.
Individuals demonstrating behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, now listen to prescribed playlists on eSHUFFLe headphones as an alternative to the use of chemical restraints.
Hospitals and aged care homes connected to our Encore Program.
Funding secured for aphasia choirs comprised of stroke survivors
who have loss of speech but can still sing.
Musical instruments and donated product
given to help individuals overcome loneliness and PTSD.
Pro-bono hours given to the community by volunteers
through MBF Community Assist.
The Foundation also commits resources to the preservation of Australian Indigenous Languages
in WA, NT, NSW and QLD.
in WA, NT, NSW and QLD.