Arts & Minds are recruiting for a Project Manager to run Arts on Prescription (Cambridgeshire)
Arts and Minds believes in the benefits of the creative arts for sustaining and aiding recovery of mental health and well-being, and this is strongly supported by their research. A&M’s vision is to help everyone throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who has a mental health problem to live happier, more creative lives by providing opportunities for them to engage practically in all forms of the arts through participation in long and short-term projects.
Arts on Prescription (Cambridgeshire) provides weekly workshops for adults experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety. Previous sessions were the subject of 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.
The Arts on Prescription Manager’s priorities will be:
To establish & manage the overall delivery of the Arts on Prescription scheme within the contracted terms of agreement with funding partners.
To establish strong partnership working with all health professionals involved in the referral mechanism and ensure the appropriate levels of professional mental health support during session times.
To identify and appoint high quality artist facilitators and counsellors to deliver workshops.
To work closely with Research Manager to ensure that research work as integral to the programme delivery is maintained at all times.
To communicate clearly and regularly to Executive Director on progress.
To maintain efficient delivery of Arts on Prescription and to maintain a high standard of delivery.