This evaluation set out to investigate the impacts of the Arts on Prescription programme
(2014-15) upon the mental health and wellbeing of adults with experience of mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression. Through a mixed methods design - incorporating valid and reliable psychological measures - the study sought to determine whether
participants experienced any change in self-reported levels of anxiety, depression, social
inclusion and wellbeing across the duration of the Arts on Prescription programme.
Scales for measuring outcomes were chosen for their reliability, brevity and ease of
application. These included the Generalised Anxiety Disorder Assessment, the Patient Health Questionnaire, the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale and an additional measure of social inclusion.