Arts are medicine

Evaluation research carried out in association with Anglia Ruskin University and the London School of Economics which found that Arts on Prescription resulted in positive outcomes for 78% of participants in terms of self-reported improvement in levels of social isolation, anxiety, depression and wellbeing and is cost effective when compared to other therapies:

  • 61% reported a decrease in anxiety (GAD-7)
  • 67% reported a decrease in depression (PHQ-9)
  • 83% reported an increase in well-being over the course of the programme (WEMWBS).