Thursday, 25 January 2018

Arts on Prescription

I am attaching a leaflet for Arts on Prescription free art workshops for people with anxiety or depression or any other mental health problems, as there are 7 places still available on the new series which will now start at the Norris Museum in St Ives from 1-3pm on Wednesdays 14th of February to 16th of May, and there are also places available on the rolling programme at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge from 1-3pm on Tuesdays and we have a waiting list for people interested in a series we hope to run in Peterborough too, if you would like to come along to try it out. Please spread the word in the hope it may be of benefit to some of the people you meet.

Arts on Prescription free daytime workshops are led by professional artists and supported by a qualified counsellor, taking place weekly in local venues.  A 'hands-on art workshop' is a good description of Arts on Prescription, it is important to convey that it is not art therapy, although participants find it therapeutic! Arts on Prescription was designed to help people with mild to moderate anxiety or depression, but we don’t ask for a diagnosis, we understand that participants may have different mental health problems. The counsellor is there in case anything comes up, which sometimes happens, but generally, the artist and counsellor co-facilitate the workshop by taking part in the creative activities alongside the participants. 

Beginners are very welcome, alongside people who have more experience of art. It is a mixed group where participants can try out different techniques, often working from drawings made of objects in museums to work on further with printmaking, painting and sculpture. 

Please do tell anyone you think may be interested in Arts on Prescription and I will contact them as soon as I can to offer places. 

With best wishes,


Jessa Leff
Arts on Prescription Project Manager, Arts and Minds
47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Registered charity 1122845

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