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Creative Minds is all about the use of creative approaches and activities in healthcare; increasing self-esteem, providing a sense of purpose, developing social skills, helping community integration and improving quality of life. We develop community partnerships to not only co-fund but also co-deliver projects for local people.

Take a look at the projects running today that you can join

Since its launch in November 2011 Creative Minds has delivered more than 150 creative projects in partnership with over 50 community organisations. This has benefited over 4000 people.

Creative Minds is altering the perceptions of how we deliver our services. It is a social movement that is transforming lives.

2015/16 applications for Creative Minds funding – now open

Applications are now open for voluntary and community organisations throughout Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield to apply for support from the Trust to help deliver creative activities in local areas. Not only is this an opportunity to work with the Trust to deliver support to people in local communities experiencing health difficulties, but also to network with other local organisations. You do not have to be a creative minds partner to submit an application, but if you are successful, you will become a partner.

Take a look at our project application guidance 2015 – 2016, which will help to answer any questions that you have about support available and the application process. When you are ready to make an application, please complete a Creative Minds project application form 2015 – 2016 and send it to creativeminds@swyt.nhs.uk or post to Creative Minds office, Pathways, Nettleton Road, Mirfield, WF14 9AQ.

For further help or advice please contact the Creative Minds team on 01924 327567 or email creativeminds@swyt.nhs.uk

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 7 August 2015.

You can also apply to become a Creative Minds partner now. Established voluntary/ non-profit creative organisations as well as smaller community and self-help groups are invited to become Creative Minds partners. Becoming a partner is an opportunity to apply for financial contribution to deliver your creative project, access a range of support and information and networking opportunities.

Find out more about becoming a partner in our partners application form guidance 2015 – 2016 . If you would like to apply to become a partner please complete a Creative Minds partners application form 2015 – 2016.

Creative Minds magazine

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We have also produced a magazine that highlights some of the creative activity in our Trust. If you would like to be sent a copy or copies, please email creativeminds@swyt.nhs.uk or call 01924 328656