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Music Moves Us

Project outline

Music touches everyone’s lives.  We use it to soothe us, revive us, remember, dream and empower us. It’s a way to share and express our deepest feelings, changing moods and to relate to others. Music has the unique power to transform a place, our view of the world and relationship with ourselves.  A powerful tool for well-being and a weapon for social change, music has been used for generations to heal, control, protest and unite.

At Creative Recovery, we believe that creativity helps us to become unstuck.  We want to channel the power of music to support individuals and make positive changes in our community.

The ‘Music Moves Us!’ project aims to bring together and expand our music based offerings at Creative Recovery. We believe this will enable people to unlock their potential, share enriching experiences and develop more tools to boost the well- being of themselves and the wider community.

We offer weekly doses of music for well-being activities, regular uplifting events and create opportunities for people to showcase their talents and share their stories.

There is something for everyone, be it learning an instrument, writing songs, group singing or exploring how music can help everyone to feel good. The project will also be meeting people where they are, with workshops and events planned for inpatient settings, at community venues and out on the streets of Barnsley.

Through the ‘Music Moves Us!’ programme, Creative Recovery also aims to unite with other groups and promote the potential of music to boost well-being, challenge stigma and bring about social change.

How to access this project? 

You can be referred by a health professional or self-refer to this project by contacting Hayley Youell at Creative Recovery.

Creative Recovery

The Core, County Way, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 2JW


T: 01226 320147

The public events are open to all. If you would be interested in getting involved in the weekly sessions and projects, it’s always best to get in touch first so we can give you all the most up to date details and help to support you with any needs, as well as aspirations you may have in attending our groups.

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Creative Minds is a registered charity in England and Wales number: 1055931-13. Registered office: Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP