mental health

Art on Prescription

Together with Little Bird, Beauty and Utility Arts recently collaborated on an Arts on Prescription evaluation project in North West Leicestershire. We are delighted to share our report conclusions with others in our sector, to further support the case for arts as a social prescribing tool for patients with low level mental health difficulties. Art …

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Showcase Smoothie

  Showcase Smoothie was project managed by Beauty and Utility Arts for its first three years. Showcase Smoothie is a major new literature and music based project, led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and partnered by a range of arts, health and educationally based organisations. It is Patronised by the internationally acclaimed poet and …

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BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum

Autumn 2015 We’ve just submitted our evaluation report for the 2014/15 BrightSparks: Comedy Asylum and looking forward to seeing what’s next for the project. In the meantime, Comedy Asylum 2015/16 workshops have already started!

Books in Prisons – changes to the Incentives and Earned Privileges scheme

Changes made to Incentives and Earned Privileges for prisoners has sparked a huge response from artists, writers, charities, academics, ex prisoners and many many others over the last week. One implication of these changes is that prisoners can no longer be given books or art materials from outside prison, unless they earn or are given …

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Making birds

At the moment I’m working with two groups on a piece of alcohol misuse animation as an awareness tool for secondary school children. As part of the project we asked participants if they had much experience of creating artwork and there were a couple in the room accessing art classes, but the majority hadn’t done …

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