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Mental Health at McMaster

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Music and Mental Health

Whether we are driving, working out, cooking, or spending time with friends, music is often a welcomed addition to these settings. Music has the power to influence our moods and settings, relax the mind, energize the body, and even help people better manage pain.

Music can reduce stress and anxiety, enhance positive mood, and facilitate social bonding. The benefits of music are endless! Music can inspire and entertain, but it also has powerful psychological effects that can improve your health and well-being.

Music at McMaster

CFMU Learn More

CFMU started out as McMaster Radio in 1963 and was run by the BSB (Board of Student Broadcasting.) The studios were in the basement of Wentworth House and as Bruce Beghamer ’67 recalls, ’We originally piped broadcasting to the residences. It was quite an adventure back then. We had a very small budget from the MSU, but we had huge heart and enthusiasm from our radio members.’


Compassion Through Music Club Learn More

Aims to address the lack of recreational programming for underfunded and elderly communities, while recognizing the influential power of music on lifting spirits.

McMaster Institute for Music & The Mind Learn More

The McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind (MIMM) fosters collaboration among dozens of scientists, researchers and musicians. Together, we explore fundamental questions about the neurological impact and benefits of music, dance and the arts.

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