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Rakusen, J. ‘Unlocking the Power of Song: the Benefits for
Individuals and Communities’ (Peer-reviewed poster presentation about Giving Voice for 17th UK Public Health Association Annual Public Health Forum) March 2009

Rakusen, J. ‘Giving Voice: a different approach … to LIFE!’ Mailout November 2008

Lewis, A. ‘Giving Voice’, Body&Soul, July/August 2008

Healey, R. ‘Giving Voice : an Approach to Life and Health’ Lifescape September 2007

Rakusen, J. letter to The Guardian re power of music 3rd May 2006

Freeman, S. ‘The Song in your Heart’ Yorkshire Post 22 February 2006

Healey, R. ‘Giving Voice to our true selves’ Body&Soul July/August 2005

Healey, R. ‘Giving Voice for Health’ Mailout April/May 2005

Rakusen, J. ‘Using Song as a Means of Connecting with Truth: An Experiential Approach involving the Whole Person’ Spirituality and Health International December 2004

Rakusen, J. ‘Giving Voice: a Transformational Tool’ Positive Health Volume 61, February 2001

Chadderton, R. ‘Lift up your voice’ YOURS Health Supplement
January 2001

Rakusen, J. ‘Giving Voice: a Tool for Individuals and Communities’ Journal of Community Health January 2001

Healey, R & Rakusen, J. ‘A Conversation about Giving Voice ’ Cahoots Volume 73, October 2000

Anon. ‘Survivors Give Voice – a Course for Women’ Primary First Newsletter Issue 41 (Huddersfield Health Authority September 2000)

Gardener, P. ‘Songs for Universal Peace and Healing’ (review of GV audiotape) Cahoots Issue 67 January-April 1999

Rakusen, J. ‘Singing our own Song: the Key to Health?’ and ‘Singing our own Song: When the Wounded Healer Sings’: presentations to first International Symposium on Arts and Health, Manchester 1999

Gilley, K. ‘Our Bodies Ourselves/Giving Voice’ The Inquirer 28 March 1998

Rakusen, J. ‘Diary of an Invalid?’ Bright Skies Volume 9 Spring 1997

Coniam, S & Gibson, L. ‘Giving Voice with Jill Rakusen’ Journal of Contemporary Health Issue 4 Summer 1996

Eberhardt-Hall, D. ‘Another Emerging and Developing Story’
(about the use of song to heal intergenerational and historical difficulties between Germans and Jews). Bright Skies Volume 3 1995

Stelfox, H. ‘Sound way to Good Health’ Huddersfield Daily Examiner 23 November 1995

Munson, C. ‘Giving Voice – a journey towards freedom with Jill
Rakusen’ Vibes Issue 10 September 1995

Rakusen, J. ‘Emotional Education’ OpenMind Volume 46 August/ September 1990

Rakusen, J. ‘A Musical Journey’ Cahoots 5th Anniversary Issue 1986



National Foundation for Giving Voice. Report on two linked GV
sessions for Personality Disorder Clinical Learning Network,
Halifax 2010.

National Foundation for Giving Voice. Giving Voice – Some
Statistics (Handout for above-mentioned Public Health Association Conference, 2009).

National Foundation for Giving Voice. Giving Voice – an enjoyable personal and organisational tool – report on a ‘taster’ session at a large institution in Sheffield, 2005.

Healey, R. Report on Bringing Song Into Your Life – Distance
Participation Day, 2004.

Healey, R. Report on a GV taster session at a Healthy Living Centre launch, Bradford 2004.

Healey, R. Report on a GV taster session for National Institute for Mental Health (England) ‘Breath of Life – Spirituality and Mental Health’ Conference, London 2003.

Healey, R. Report on Real Lives Real People – Mind Millennium
Award Project, 2003.

Summary report on Singing our own Song - a 19-session course run on behalf of KARM mental health project, on Giving Voice principles. Cloverleaf, KARM and Sound HEALTH Consultancy 2002.

Healey, R. Report on ‘Singing our own Song’ course as above,
KARM 2002.

Rakusen, J. James, A & Curbishley, R. Report on an Innovative
Residency in a Cumbrian Primary School involving Giving Voice,
held in the midst of the Foot and Mouth Crisis. Sound HEALTH
Consultancy 2002

Healey, R. Report on a GV taster session for Northern MIND’s
‘Making Friends and Influencing People’ Mini-conference 2002

Munyard, M Rakusen, J & Vickers, A. Report on a 6-session GV
course, submitted to Kirklees Metropolitan Council 2001.

Rakusen, J. Report on Survivors Give Voice! – a course for survivors of abuse – submitted to Calderdale/Kirklees Health Authority & Kirklees Metropolitan Council 2000.

Rakusen J. ‘Giving Voice at Kirklees One World Festival’ (submitted to Kirklees Metropolitan Council) 1995.

Waters, J. A dynamic account of a workshop held in Warrington. Internal paper for North West NSPCC 1994.

Rakusen, J. Preliminary report on a creativity course (which contained elements of GV. Internal paper for North Manchester Health Authority 1988

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