About Arts and Minds

About Arts and Minds

Participation in the arts..is not some kind of eccentric add-on – it should be part of the mainstream in both health and social care

Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health 2008

Arts & Minds is an influential leader within the arts and mental health sector of the UK. Delivered across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and beyond our work has been innovative and has left a legacy of increased awareness about the positive role that the arts play within mental health care provision.

In recent years our work has produced research of national and international significance that is adding to a robust evidence base supporting an economic case for the impact of the arts on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and those that provide healthcare.

We play an active role within initiatives such as the National Alliance for the Arts, Health and Wellbeing and the All Party Parliamentary Group for Arts, Health and Wellbeing.
Recent presentations have included the ESRC Seminar series, RSPH Webinar and conference invitations across England and Internationally.