Artlift aims to extend the benefits of our arts services to more people across the county whose mental and/or physical health has been negatively impacted by Covid. With the Uni of Glos, we hold the largest known body of evidence that 'Arts on Prescription' improves wellbeing. Help extend our reach.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1151580)
“I find motivation has become difficult – at last, I’m getting out more and getting to know people: all through this group.”
“I live is quite isolated and I’m on my own – so this has made a big difference.”
As evidenced by Artlift's evaluation, the Pandemic has compounded mental health issues and/or long-term conditions the people we work with are trying to manage. Those living with long-term chronic pain have found it’s got worse as they’ve become less mobile; for those with mental health conditions, anxiety, depression and other conditions have worsened. For those with cancer, anxiety as society opens back up is escalating. Many have become increasingly socially isolated over the last year.
Artlift provides participants with NHS-approved weekly art sessions on prescription, which are led by experienced, specially-trained artists able to accommodate groups which enable participants to find strength from each other and share experiences, e.g. of Long Covid of bereavement, which may have adversely impacted on their lives. We work carefully with individuals to ensure they are supported to move on from this intervention, either into a self-run group and/or signposting to other oppor
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