Flourish

A joint programme between Gloucestershire Artlift and Macmillan Cancer Support

Artlift Project – Flourish

Flourish is a referral scheme that began in 2016 and was targeted at participants who are living with or beyond cancer with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of patients through an 8-week arts course.

It was a joint programme between Gloucestershire Artlift and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Courses in a variety of arts were offered on a limited, pilot basis to understand their efficacy in this particular patient group. Participants were recruited via GP and clinical referral, through targeted promotion in clinical settings and the offering of “taster sessions” for interested patients.

The inclusion criteria for referral included people who have either a current or past diagnosis of cancer for the purposes of improving ability to self-manage consequences of treatment and late effects.
This report provides a summary of the evaluation undertaken by the University of Gloucestershire during 2016-2017.

Looking for a Referral Form?

Download a Gloucestershire referral form here

For MPCC patient referrals, please contact your health practitioner at MPCC directly.

Flourish - Mixed Method Evaluation Final Report, July 2017

This Report provides a summary of the evaluation undertaken by the University of Gloucestershire during 2016-2017.

Flourish 2 - Mixed Method Evaluation Final Report, October 2018

This report presents findings from both Flourish programmes, and includes a comparison and collation of data from the two programmes.

Are you a Gloucestershire or MPCC GP or Health Practitioner?

GPs and other health professionals can refer people for a course of art either alongside or instead of medication and other interventions.

Artlift is also looking for GPs or Health Practitioners interested in hosting Artlift Residencies.