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Melvyn Bragg discusses his novel ‘Grace and Mary’ within the wider context of older people’s care provision as an issue of social justice and the contribution the arts can make. With Liz Ellis, Curator Familiies and Learning at Tate Modern and Gavin Clayton, Executive Director, Arts & Minds
Tickets £6 in aid of Arts & Minds from 01223 353053.
A new series of weekly Arts on Prescription workshops starts in October. If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or stressed, are over 18 and live in Cambridgeshire, these workshops may be for you. Research has shown that participation in arts activities can help promote well-being. Arts on Prescrption offers free weekly workshops in local venues where you can try creative activites including drawing, painting and craft work. Find out more >>
Researcher Susan Potter and Arts & Minds Executive Director, Gavin Clayton, present research findings from the Arts on Prescription programme for people experiencing depression and anxiety. The study demonstrates a creative and cost-effective approach to improving mental health. Tickets Free can be reserved in advance on 01223 353053.
Ward & Building
At Arts & Minds we have a proven track record of delivering arts projects to a wide range of people who access mental health services and staff in buildings and wards across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.These projects include physical enhancements of the care environment, participatory opportunities for staff and patients as well as public gallery exhibitions.
Anti-stigma & Training
Although not principally a campaigning charity we are constantly aware of unmet need and continuing discrimination and stigma attached to those of us who experience periods of mental ill health. We see training those professionals involved in decision making around the role of the arts within mental health and social care as a vital part of the changing landscape of health services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Community & Development
We aim to develop new and effective ways to reach people who may find an experience of the arts as beneficial to their recovery. In a county with very dispersed population centres this means taking the work to them. Arts on prescription, mobile studio space and the development of work with military veterans are all in the pipeline.
Research & Evidence
In financially pressured times it is ever more important that the arts and cultural sectors produce evaluation and where possible research that speaks to funders and partners from the statutory sectors. At Arts & Minds we are determined that the arts and culture can be an effective (including cost effective) tool to address mental health and social care issues.