Arts on prescription 2010-2012: Research report

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Potter S

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Arts and Minds

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Arts and Minds, a Cambridgeshire-based mental health charity supports clients to lead happier, more creative lives through engagement in the arts.

Arts on Prescription’ was a 12-week visual arts programme delivered in a safe and therapeutic environment for 42 adults experiencing mild-moderate anxiety or depression. It resulted in positive outcomes for 78% of participants, through an increase in mental wellbeing and/or a decrease in social isolation, anxiety or depression.

The economic analysis conducted by the London School of Economics suggests this model of ‘Arts on Prescription can be a cost effective’, especially if it is scoped up.

Main Focus: Mental Health

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Art Forms: Visual Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Potter, S. (2013). Arts on Prescription 2010-2012: Research report. Cambridge: Arts and Minds