Personal, Social and Health Education for Young People with Learning Disabilities
through music and song
Songs by musician and registered nurse
Edwin Humphreys
The songs you can hear on this website are designed to help a person with a learning disability learn about personal, social and health education and sexual health.
The songs are appropriate for a range of ages – each song has its age-relevance.
Click on a menu item to the left to hear samples of the songs. To buy the CD and activities book for educators, please click on the Songs for Your Body title at the head of this page.
This is a sample of the full song on the CD.
TELL SOMEONE (YOU CAN SAY NO) is a song that is aimed at communicating with the most vulnerable people in our society. It is designed to convey a message to a person who might be experiencing sexual, physical, or psychological abuse or harassment and tells them that they have a right to say no to this abuse and that they should tell someone about it.
The idea for the song originates from the Keepsafe Project in the Wrexham area. The project focuses on issues to do with inappropriate touching and invading a person’s personal space. The three verses in the song use key words such as ‘touch’, ‘push’ and ‘bully’ and are intended to send a message that can be understood by a person with a learning disability.
See the articles about Edwin and his work with the Songs For Your Body project in Nursing Standard, July 1–9 2009 (Volume 23 No. 43 pages 22–23). And in Learning Disability Practice, July 2009 (Volume 12 No. 6 pages 23–25).
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