Scala Radio to explore correlations between classical music and mental well-being in new 3-part series hosted by Dr. Amir Khan – Latest News


‘Mindset on Scala Radio with Dr Amir Khan’ starts on Sunday 9e October, before World Mental Health Day

In honour of World Mental Health Day October 10e, Scala Radio airs a three-part special series exploring the links between music and mental health. The show will be hosted by the NHS doctor, best-selling author and GP on Lorraine and Hello Brittany, Dr. Amir Khan.

In the first episode, Dr. Amir will delve deeper into the correlations between classical music and mental well-being by exploring the benefits that classical music can bring to us. Looking at how it can reduce people’s anxiety by lowering cortisol levels, blood pressure, heart rate, and even breathing rate, Dr. Khan will also look at results that show it improves sleep quality after sleep. surgery and explain how listening to classical music can also help relieve pain. .

Subsequent episodes will focus on what we can do to improve mental health in the context of music, such as active listening, dancing and joining choirs.

Listeners can expect a wide variety of emotive music for the Discoveries soundtrack, including pieces by Ennio Morricone, Beethoven and Mozart, to the softer, uplifting melodies of contemporary composers like Olafur Arnalds, Keaton Henson and Ola Gjeilo and some surprises, like a piano arrangement of the TLC hit ‘No Scrubs’!

Speaking before the series, Dr. Amir Khan said: “It’s fantastic that initiatives such as World Mental Health Day bring the conversation about the topic to the forefront, and even better that Scala Radio uses its platform to amplify it. Bringing my own medical knowledge and personal experiences to the show, I am honored to have this opportunity to explore exactly how classical music can benefit us.

Responsible for the programs of Scala Radio, jenny nelson addedIt’s great that classical music has become increasingly popular in recent years as people turn to it for comfort and solace, and this series will celebrate the power of peaceful music while examining why it’s so beneficial. for us. I can’t wait for Dr. Amir to provide a soothing soundtrack to our Sunday evenings.

‘Mindset on Scala Radio with Dr Amir Khan’ begins Sunday, October 9 from 6-8 p.m. Listen to Scala Radio on your DAB digital radio, the Scala Radio app, on your smart speaker and at


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Notes to Editors

About Scala Radio:
Scala Radio is a brand new entertainment radio station that breaks the classical music mold in the UK. Presenters include Penny Smith, Angellica Bell, Alexis Ffrench, Mark Kermode, Mark Forrest and Simon Mayo. Alongside familiar masters such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach, you can expect to hear contemporary works including music from films, TV series and video games, tunes from musicals and instrumental reworkings of pop songs and rock by Justin Timberlake, Led Zeppelin and Doua Lipa.


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