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.
IT’S SO EMBARRASSING is about the importance of attending a sexual health clinic, especially if a person suspects that they might have a sexually transmitted infection. The song, a duet between a person complaining of symptoms and another person giving advice, stresses the importance of not leaving things to chance and hoping the symptoms will go away.
The issues raised in the song are:
• the availability of sexual health clinics and the ease of access to the service
• reassurance and motivation to go and sort the problem out
• confidentiality, ie that a visit can be straightforward and nobody need know that the person has been
The lyrics are aimed at reassuring a person while the music form is light and positive. The song is aimed at young people in general and could be beneficial to everyone not just those 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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