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HOOT Creative Arts is an arts and mental health charity organisation, delivering creative activities for mental health and wellbeing.
From our base in Huddersfield, England, we seek to normalise mental health, support personal growth and promote social change.

HOOT Creative Arts works in the following settings:-

  • Adult Mental Health services
  • Older people living with dementia
  • End of life services
  • Prison
  • Young people’s projects
  • Community arts projects
  • Workplace team building
  • Supported living settings


HOOT Creative Arts is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation, current accredited Kirklees Council Creative Partner and delivery partner to South West Yorkshire Partnership (NHS) Foundation Trust (SWYPFT) Creative Minds initiative.  We are the provider agency for the Kirklees Arts & Mental Health Service and run many other outward facing projects.

There is always something going on behind our doors or out in the community, our programme offers singing, writing, visual arts, music, all delivered in an inclusive way, providing space for reflection and growth.

HOOT's ethos

Creative Expression, making a mark and being seen and heard is fundamental to being human. We believe that we all have a creative and imaginative capacity that is of central importance to our mental and physical health, wellbeing and happiness. Our aim at Hoot Creative Arts is to release this capacity.

Our mission is to support the development of creativity to build confidence and esteem, encourage personal growth and foster creative expression. We offer opportunities to participate in quality artistic activities with professional artists to explore identity, emotional wellbeing, purpose and meaning in a safe, expressive and welcoming environment.

Art is the focus, our creative activities offer therapeutic outcomes for all, regardless of experience. We mean that, even if you don’t consider yourself to be creative, we believe that you have the capacity to create and we extend an invitation to you.

Kirklees Mental Health Partnership

Hoot Creative Arts is a member of the Kirklees Mental Health Partnership of community adult mental health services from the voluntary sector, working together to provide a better mental health service in Kirklees.​ To find out more about the different services, you can view or download a leaflet here

Well Good Charter

Hoot has signed up to The Well Good Charter. Well Good is a group of like-minded Community Arts organisations based in Yorkshire and committed to promoting better mental health and well-being through creativity.

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