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Arts on Prescription

Arts on Prescription takes an innovative approach to public health and in particular to people with mental health issues who are at risk of social isolation. It brings together health and arts practitioners as active collaborators with local government and community agencies in improving individual wellbeing and health in our communities.

The focus is on prevention, early intervention and the management of longer term conditions and provides opportunities for friendship, new learning and support to enable them, in time, to take confident and positive steps forward in their lives.

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The Arts on Prescription program runs over a 10-week period, with small groups of participants meeting for two hours each week. Sessions are run by professional, practising artists and are designed for everyone to work at their own pace and level of ability. No previous arts experience or skill is necessary.

The programs cover a range of different art forms, which may include; visual arts, artistic movement, music, singing, drama, creative writing, upcycling of found objects and digital photography.

All teaching artists are fully qualifies to run participatory arts workshops in a group-based setting and hold up to date National Police Checks

For more information please contact Artistic Director, Miles Openshaw at

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