People in Halifax had the chance to get creative recently as part of a free activity session for people with learning disabilities. The session, run by Purple Patch Arts, one of the Trust’s Creative Minds partners, gave people the opportunity to get involved with various arts activities in order to boost their health and wellbeing.
The activity day included a mixture of crafts, music and drama to help build creativity, confidence and positive thinking. Gilly Bryerley, Purple Patch Arts director said, “We had lots of people turn up on the day to get involved and received some really positive feedback. We know what a difference these activities make in people’s lives and it was great to be able to open it up and involve even more people in what was a fantastic and fun-filled day of activity.”
One service user at the event, who had been learning sign language to a song said, “I’ve really enjoyed having a go at something new.”
The Purple Patch Arts activities are part of the Trust’s Creative Minds initiative which supports creative approaches to improving health and wellbeing. More information on Purple Patch Arts and the programmes available can be found in the Creative Minds project directory.