An interim evaluation of the ‘Arts For Well-being’ social prescribing scheme in County Durham

An interim evaluation of the ‘Arts For Well-being’ social prescribing scheme in County Durham


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Salamon E, White M

Year of Publication:
2010

Publisher(s):
University of Durham

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

In spring 2010, the Centre for Medical Humanities (CMH) at Durham University was commissioned by County Durham Primary Care Trust to do a formative evaluation of Arts For Well-being that would provide an interim assessment of how effectively the “willing provider‟ service model was working, informed by the nature and extent of intermediate indicators of benefit identified by service users participating in the arts activities.

To that end, three research questions were identified:

Does the overall model work, and does it suggest a „natural selection‟ of which individual arts in health initiatives work best?

What can be learned about user experiences and impact, drawing on data from the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being scale that is currently being administered to participants and from process evaluation data?

What do users‟ comments and narratives about the service suggest about its wider impact?



Context: Primary Care

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

White,M., & Salamon E. (2010). An interim evaluation of the ‘Arts For Well-being’ social prescribing scheme in County Durham. Durham University: Centre for Medical Humanities.