What is Arts on Prescription ?
Arts on Prescription is a series of friendly, weekly art workshops for people experiencing depression, stress or anxiety. Led by a professional artist and a qualified counsellor, they offer the chance to experience working with a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking and sculpture. Sessions last for two hours and are open to all abilities – no experience necessary – and offer the opportunity to work on something creative, stimulating and absorbing with the aim of increasing well-being.
How do I Take Part?
If you are interested in participating in Arts on Prescription, you can download and print a referral form by clicking on this blue link:
Arts on Prescription referral form July 2016 and ask your GP or other health professional or counsellor to complete with you and send it to Jessa Leff, Arts on Prescription Project Manager, Arts and Minds, 47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD.
How do I refer a client to Arts on Prescription?
Arts on Prescription referral form July 2016 to complete with the potential participant. An alternative to CBT, Arts on Prescription provides weekly workshops for adults experiencing depression and anxiety. Evidence shows them to be effective in reducing the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
A survey of participants before and after taking part in the 2014/15 programme found:
• 76 per cent reported an increase in wellbeing
• 73 per cent reported a decrease in depression
• 71 per cent reported a decrease in anxiety
• 69 per cent reported an increase in social inclusion
If you would like more information on the full report please contact us on 01223 353053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org