Brand *new* Art on Prescription project

This coming Monday, Beauty and Utility Arts and Little Bird SOS will be starting a brand new partnership project.

Art on Prescription, funded by North West Leicestershire’s Staying Healthy grant, will run at Measham Medical Centre until June 2016, offering practice patients opportunities to join in one of two six week arts based projects, either via GP/IAPT referral or self referral.

Art on Prescription aims to create a safe, relaxed space for patients experiencing low level mental ill health to explore their creative side away from everyday worries and concerns.

Our project will be evaluated for efficacy and impact of arts based interventions for patients and staff within GP surgeries.

Guest blog – Helen Gyngell

Beauty and Utility Arts have been involved with the placing public art with an Arts and Health context into a few Leicester Health Centres now and last Autumn we were pleased to work with Helen Gyngell again at the Melbourne Road Healthcare Centre on Melbourne Road.

If you ever find yourself at any of the healthcare centres in Leicester mentioned in earlier blog posts, pop in and have a look at some of the work we’ve supported and in the meantime, enjoy Helen’s post.
Melbourne art project - Helen Blog