Local people in Barnsley are invited to Creative Minds Live – a celebration of creative approaches used by NHS teams throughout the district on Monday 12th November 2012.
Creative Minds Live will be taking place at the Civic, Hanson Street, Barnsley, from 11am to 3pm and will showcase projects and initiatives that have been developed throughout 2012 as part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s Creative Minds strategy.
During the event people will be able to get involved with workshops and taster sessions of different creative activities including a live arts group, reading groups, boccia bowling and an art and wellbeing group. There will also be performances by local artists throughout the day including drama groups, poetry readings and music groups. Local people will also be sharing their stories of recovery and highlighting how activity has helped them to overcome difficulties.
The Trust’s Creative Minds strategy was introduced in November 2011 to recognise it’s commitment to having a creative approach to service delivery and to promote more opportunities for individuals and groups to develop creatively.
Steven Michael, the Trust’s chief executive said, “The Creative Minds Live events are an opportunity to showcase the different projects which have been running in our local communities to involve people in creative activity. Creative approaches have been proven to achieve high quality outcomes for people who use health services by boosting self esteem and confidence, creating the opportunity for people to engage with those around them, and helping to break down barriers between staff and service users.”
The Creative Minds Live event is open to everyone and there is no need to book a place.
Further details about the event and the projects that will be featured is available at www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/creativeminds or by contacting the Trust’s inclusion team via email@example.com or calling 01924 328656