Serenading is our new project running throughout Wednesdays in July and through the summer, to support the wellbeing of patients and staff on the wards of Oxford’s Littlemore and Warneford hospitals, and for NHS staff at the John Radcliffe  Hospital.

Serenading is one of our new projects working with communities during the COVID-19 lockdown, kindly supported by ACE.

A brand-new ‘Connections’ initiative created in response to a notable decrease in mental health during the lockdown. Working with new partners, Oxford Hospitals Trust and Oxfordshire Mental Health Trust, and Oxford City Council, we will deliver a ‘Serenading’ project, providing live performances of classical musical to increase levels of wellbeing for vulnerable people in isolation cared for by local mental health services, and also provide morale boosting music for NHS staff. Supporting mental health services is an urgent need.

OSJ Serenading
Here’s OSJ harpist Steph West providing some soothing sounds in the open air.
OSJ Serenading
OSJ violinist Jake Rea being sheltered from the rain.

OU Hospitals Trust in Oxford have specifically asked if we can provide a series of weekly concerts for NHS staff, remotely onto iPads or onto larger screens, in their common rooms, with a link so that staff who are not at work could access from home.