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Article from The Observer, 28th December 2014

In an article in The Observer, Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, covers the use of the arts to boost health. 

Among other projects, Artlift is mentioned, with a comment from a doctor that "there is already better evidence for their [the arts'] efficacy than there ever was for Prozac."

Article from the Citizen newspaper 3rd January 2012

Gloucestershire County Council's Art Lift project was featured on the BBC regional news programme Midlands Today. 

It features Dr. Simon Opher and Art Lift participants. It is based on findings by researchers at the University of Gloucestershire. More information on Art Lift can be found at

Some of the material was originally shot for the Art Lift project by Beth Whittaker from and Jeremy Power from