Art Lift Gloucestershire, Update Report 2011-2014

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Baker C, Crone D, Loughren E, Matthews J, Speke C

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University of Gloucestershire

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The 8-10 week intervention involves art sessions delivered by artists working with activities such as words/poetry, ceramics, drawing, mosaic and painting. Patients are referred to the programme for a range of reasons including to reduce stress, anxiety or depression, improve self-esteem or confidence, increase social networks, alleviate symptoms of chronic pain or illness, distract from behaviour related to health issues and improve overall wellbeing. Patients completed the Warwick Edinburgh Measurement Wellbeing Scale at the beginning and end of the programme. The evaluation showed a statistically significant increase in wellbeing for those that completed the Art Lift programme.

Evidence Type: Case Study

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Physical Health Condition

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Loughren, E., Matthews, J., Baker, C., Speke, C. and Crone, D. (2014). Art Lift Gloucestershire, Update Report 2011-2014. University of Gloucestershire.