Background

Background

Building on the pioneering work of the Millennium Arts Project (MAP) initiated in 2000 by the Friends of Fulbourn Hospital and the Community, Arts and Minds began work early in 2007 to extend MAP throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Aiming to include people of all ages with all forms of mental illness and learning disabilities and to offer arts participation as a preventative as well as a rehabilitative experience.

Arts and Minds is now a leading innovator in the sphere of arts and mental health. Our contribution to the national evidence base is significant and our own research into the cost effectiveness of Arts on Prescription for people experiencing depression and anxiety (in partnership with health economists at London School of Economics) is a significant development for the sector as a whole.

We are proud of what we have done and what we continue to achieve.