What better way to close out the summer holidays with not one, but two virtual discos – and a pyjama party!

With a helping hand from our Family Liaison Practitioners, Senior Music Therapist, Victoria, made sure the events were fun and accessible to all, with a total of 28 children and young people attending - along with 18 siblings and 36 parents, carers and grandparents getting involved in the parties too. 

Demelza’s disco queen

Demelza service user, Chloe, attended the discos with her mum, dad and brother. Chloe’s mum said: “I can honestly say we haven’t seen Chloe that happy and engaged all week! She absolutely loved the disco - it was the highlight of her week! She loves hearing Victoria’s voice as it’s familiar to her and loves seeing us all dancing along and interacting with her. 

“We love all the actions. And, bless her, Chloe was still shaking her pom-pom half an hour later! Here are some pics and a clip of a very happy disco queen…” 

Young service user, Chloe, is holding her silver sparkling pom-pom. She is smiling and wearing her pink framed glasses and grey top.

Young service user, Chloe, is smiling and holding her silver pom-pom, with her hand in the air.

Music therapy at Demelza

Oliver is a young person who regularly attends the virtual music therapy groups and special events. Oliver’s mum says: “Oliver really enjoyed the disco! Thank you so much for making it happen. Oliver loves to hear his name and request it being read out. 

“He also likes to see all the other children and young people having good fun too. Music is really important to Oliver and we really appreciate these parties and all the music groups each week.” 

At Demelza, we offer a space in which children and adults can communicate and express themselves, through words if they are able to, but also in non-verbal ways through vocalisation, body language and facial expressions. 

Music therapy sessions open up wonderful possibilities for engagement and interaction for children and families who use Demelza’s services. Visit our music therapy page to find out more. 

Our Services

Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

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Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

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Finley with his Dad on the sofa at Demelza Kent

Making memories

Our goal is to help families enjoy their time together, for as long as they have.

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Chloe and her family in the sensory room

Therapies

Therapies at Demelza can help you, your child and your family to express emotions that are too difficult to put into words, through art and music.

Chloe with her family and a Health Care Assistant

Support for the family

Demelza offers support for the family as well as the child, parents, carers, siblings and grandparents. Read about the support and groups available.

Finley with his Dad on the sofa at Demelza Kent

Making memories

Our goal is to help families enjoy their time together, for as long as they have.