Our programme of arts workshops are friendly and inclusive spaces for people experiencing mental health challenges, including anxiety and depression.
Led by a professional artist and a qualified counsellor, they offer the chance to explore working with a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing, printmaking and sculpture.
Arts on prescription is currently running online – please email email@example.com for more details.
We are a welcoming community choir open to anybody with a mental health condition and their carers and friends.
We are currently meeting online on Friday afternoons – if you would like to join, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Younger People with Dementia programme provides a safe and therapeutic environment for participants diagnosed with dementia early in life.
Sessions allow attendees to show ability and enjoy success within a safe and social setting, experience handling clay and be guided and supported to make objects which will then be glazed and professionally fired.
We are currently meeting online on Friday mornings – if you would like to join, please email email@example.com.
Arts & Minds Creative Cafe is a monthly, informal, friendly drop-in cafe. The cafe is open to everybody and we particularly welcome those who may be experiencing anxiety, depression or loneliness to feel more connected with their community.
We are currently meeting online on the last Tuesday of each month – to register for the next cafe click here.
We provide art sessions for corporate clients and other organisations committed to supporting the mental wellbeing of their employees.
For more information, click here.
Our fortnightly creative sessions are run by our associate artists, and will give you an opportunity to experience different media and techniques to keep you engaged during Covid 19.
The research and evidence supporting the power of the arts to transform health and wellbeing is overwhelming.
Below are some examples of reports, studies and resources:
"To me, being creative in a group is a wonderful way of bringing out all that is positive and dissolving those negative feelings we all sometimes have – Arts and Minds have a winning formula with Arts on Prescription."
"Arts on Prescription was a turning point for me – and I’ve not stopped drawing and painting since!"
"It was a way I could express myself and allow how I was feeling to really surface – keep up the good work you are very much needed!"
We couldn’t do the work we do without support. Thank you to our current funders and individual donors.
Over the last twelve months supporters of our work have included Arts Council England, Cambridge City Council, Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, Evelyn Trust, National Lottery, Pye Foundation, South Cambridgeshire District Council and The Fore.
We're delighted to be working with AKA Fine Art an online and event gallery who are donating 10% of each sale to us.
To donate online, please click the icon above.
To donate by cheque, please send a cheque made payable to Arts and Minds to Arts and Minds, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX.
To donate by bank transfer, please send an email to our administrator and ask for our bank details and a gift aid form.
Director: Emily Bradfield
Programme Manager: Ellen Nowak
Helen McCallum (Chair), Richard Taylor (Deputy Chair), Kim Clayden (Treasurer), Emma Bigg, Catherine Hatcher, Emma Howes, Margaret Ingram, Ray McCappin, Christina Rowland-Jones MBE, Siobhan Whitley, Simon Willson
Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Simon McBurney OBE, Jill Gomez, Professor German Berrios, The Rt Revd Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely
Arts on Prescription:
Artists: Caroline Wendling, Susanne Jasilek, Jane Frost
Counsellors: Alison Gilling, Karen Street
Pottery for Younger People with Dementia:
Artists: Bob Race (Lead), Sheena Grummitt (Supporting)
Anne Taylor (Conductor)
Ruth Cocksedge, Jane Frost, Marissa Green, Giuseppina Santoro, Katrina Wilson
University of Cambridge Museums (Fitzwilliam Museum; Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology), Norris Museum (St Ives), Peterborough Museum
Dr Peter Bailey, Wendy Dear, David Jordan, Graham Spinks
Mariya Ali Ameen, Ai Azami, Sheena Grummitt, Kim Laidler, Emma Monteiro, Ruth Tillyard
Please feel free to contact us for more information on any of our projects.
Arts and Minds, Cambridge Junction, Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX
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