Gloucestershire Creative Health Consortium


Anyone in Gloucestershire, whoever they are and whatever age they are, will be able to manage their own health and wellbeing in new ways, through access to ongoing creative health options.



Gloucestershire Creative Health Consortium members started working together in 2014, each having specialisms and areas of focus around social prescribing. It was clear that establishing a Creative Health Consortium concentrating on Arts on Prescription would offer a best practice, strategically joined up approach. The focus being on those requiring, and those referring into these services, along with strengthening relationships between providers, sector support, and funders.

We work in close partnership with NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group who commission a diverse and rich portfolio of creative health programmes to meet population need and increase the likelihood of high quality outcomes for individuals and communities.



The consortium exists to inspire, nourish and surprise you/people with creative ways to manage your/their health.

To find out more or make a referral to any of the Gloucestershire Arts on Prescription providers please follow the link to their webpage:



Art Shape 

We provide a county-wide range of creative programmes and courses with a specific focus on access for those with disabling barriers

Age group: children, young people and adults

Specialisms within the consortium:

We work with children and young people living with long term health conditions to aid self-management and boost wellbeing.

Art Shape, The Music works and Cinderford Artspace are working together to provide Arts on Prescription programmes for young people of 8-18 years who live with long term health conditions. (persistant pain/epilepsy/PPS/diabetes type 1/respiratory conditions)




Specialist creative health charity providing arts on prescription with proven health benefits for people registered with a GP in Gloucestershire or Wiltshire.

Age group: 18+

Specialisms within the consortium: Mental Health, Pain, Cancer



Cinderford ArtSpace

Cinderford Artspace offers inclusive and accessible creative opportunities across a wide range of visual and digital arts, circus and performance, for people of all ages and abilities.

Specialisms within the consortium:

Work with children and young people living with long term health conditions and providing support for children and young people with low level mental health needs, aiming to reduce stress and anxiety and boost low mood and well-being. All art forms.




The Music Works 

Our Mission is to transform young lives through music.

We’re specialists in working with young people challenging circumstances to help them reach their full potential in music, in learning and in life.

Age group: Children & young people

Specialisms within the consortium: Diabetes, Pain 




Mindsong's focus is on music and health, using a range of professionals from HCPC registered music therapists and vocal leaders. 

Their AoP work is Breathe in Sing out for people with chronic lung disease. 

 Age group: 18+

 Specialisms within the consortium: Lung conditions including Long Covid, dementia, carers, aphasia


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