Arts on Prescription

Do you know anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or depressed?

The Arts on Prescription programme could help.

We all experience times in our life when we find it difficult to keep up with all the demand life throws our way and for some of us it can get too much. If you feel life's pressures are getting too much for you maybe our service could help.

Provided through the Award in Creative Craft Level 1, our Arts on Prescription provision supports people aged 16+ who are experiencing mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. We support people to make life that bit easier by introducing creativity, opportunities for friendship and a professional package of support in a confidential environment.

The short art course will be an introduction to a range of drawing and painting techniques as well as some printing and clay. Importantly, you do not have to be an artist to take part!

There will be time to learn some new techniques, experiment and practise in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere.

Discuss the scheme with your GP or Practice Nurse and ask them to refer you to the Community Art Team who will contact you, confirming your place on the scheme, along with the start dates and arrangements.