Creative Minds

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.

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.

Award-winning initiative

Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) 2015

Creative Minds has been recoginsed at this year’s Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) – winning the ‘strengthening the foundation’ category!

We were also runners up in the ‘including social care to improve the experience’ and ‘partnership working to improve the experience’ categories. The annual Patient Experience Network National Awards recognise and celebrate the people in the healthcare industry who are leading the way by delivering excellent patient experience and care. Find out more here.

HSJ Awards 2014

Creative Minds recently won the 2014 HSJ Award for ‘Compassionate Patient Care’.HSJ Awards 2014_WINNER (2)

The HSJ Awards are the largest celebration of healthcare excellence in the UK, highlighting the most innovative and successful people and projects in the sector. Judges said that the Creative Minds initiative took user-led services to a different level, hailing “the empowerment of service users that demonstrates personal and economic benefits for individuals, families and whole communities.” Read more about our award-win here.

Creative Minds magazine

See all our Creative Minds films

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