Art on Prescription

Art on Prescription.

Stressed, anxious, depressed or living with a long term health condition?

This program using Art is for those suffering from stress, anxiety depression and other conditions affecting mental wellbeing. You don’t need any experience to take part; everyone is welcome from absolute beginner to the more experienced.

You must be over 18 and live in the Mildenhall area.

Why should I do it?

Studies have shown that taking part in an arts activity has a positive effect and influence on mental health and general wellbeing. It can increase self esteem and confidence, reduce feelings of isolation and give those involved a sense of personal achievement.

What will I be doing?

You will be offered a six week course (1hr) where you will be able to explore art by painting an abstract expressive piece, step by step in layers. It is a chance to explore your feelings and develop your self -confidence alongside others in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. You get to keep you work at the end of the 6 weeks. Sessions take place during the day but we are looking at developing an evening class.

The sessions are led by experienced professional artist and arts facilitator and there will be a Health Professional on hand. They will take place at Tabstract Art Studio in Mildenhall, which is a few steps away from the Doctors surgeries.

How do I get involved?

Please ask a Health Professional (GP, Counsellor, Psychologist or staff at support organizations e.g Mind) for a referral form, or email [email protected]

Previous participants of Art on Prescription say:

“Everything has improved in my life and I feel I’m moving forward,….with confidence”

“This group has helped me to find my voice and strengthen it”

“The sessions take my mind off other things”