Music For The Soul – a 365-day playlist for the nation’s wellbeing

Three weeks ago, Founder of Welfare of Healthcare, H-J Colston-Inge, spoke to the Head of Fundraising, Sophie Burt, at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust. The purpose of the conversation was to establish how NHS key workers are coping and what the situation is like across the three hospital sites. In addition, a key question was how the community could be galvanised to support and help key workers a year into the pandemic.

“I discovered that many of the staff were suffering from PTSD and this seemed so shocking,” said H-J. “So we started talking about how music has the power to speak where words are simply not enough sometimes. I suggested a new idea to create a daily dose of music to cheer the staff and also to be accessible across the nation as a whole to boost well-being and to act as a fundraising campaign.”

Music For The Soul has launched with a new track being published almost everyday to YouTube. The Kate Justice Show on BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester is collaborating on the project and music including different genres, instruments and cultural heritage make the playlist a really original reflection of the diversity in our communities.

We hope you enjoy the music!

Published by H-J Colston

H-J is Joint CEO of Chopsticks Club and a regular speaker on China. Through training and events, she has been building cultural literacy about China from the boardroom to the classroom since 1993. She designed and delivered a “Doing Business in China” course at Pearson Business School. She was invited to meet President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the UK in 2015 in recognition of her work in building China-UK relations. She has a degree in Chinese Studies from the University of Durham. Find out more at and

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