Arts on prescription 2014-15: Evaluation report

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Potter S

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Arts and Minds

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An evaluation of the impact of a 12-week visual arts programme for 66 participants in Cambridgeshire delivered by one professional artist and one mental health counsellor, in a safe and therapeutic environment. Through a mixed-methods design the study considered whether participants experienced any change in self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, social inclusion and wellbeing across the duration of the programme.

The programme resulted in positive outcomes for 91% of participants, either through an increase in mental wellbeing or social inclusion, and/or a decrease in anxiety or depression.

Main Focus: Mental Health

Research Purpose: Outcome Evaluation

Context: Community

Participant Group: Specific Mental Health Condition

Art Forms: Visual Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Potter, S. (2015). Arts on Prescription 2014-15: Evaluation Report. Leeds: Arts and Minds.