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Out of the Blue

HOOT’s arts & mental health service

Be Creative – Feel Better

A varied programme of arts activities in Huddersfield and Dewsbury for people who are:

  • Complete beginners to experienced artists/creatives
  • 18+
  • Living in Kirklees
  • Experiencing issues with their mental health (a diagnosis not necessary)
  • Protecting or maintaining their wellbeing/mental health

If you’re unsure if this is the right thing for your client, check out our What's On guide and if you’re still unsure, give us a call: 01484 516224

If you would like to refer someone or are looking to attend yourself, click one of these links:

Breathing Space

HOOT’s dementia service

Breathing Space is for people who are concerned about their memory, or those who are in the process of obtaining or already have a diagnosis of early stage dementia and a family member, partner, carer or support worker.

Participants can take part in weekly group sessions (free for people living in Kirklees) where they can meet people, make friends and have fun. Sessions include music, song, movement and visual arts. Absolutely no previous experience is needed. It's a place to revisit forgotten stories, songs and creative skills and explore new and exciting ones.

In order to attend Breathing Space, referred participants must:

  • Have memory concerns or problems, be in the process of obtaining or have already obtained a diagnosis of dementia (early stage)
  • Be interested in participating in creative group activities
  • Have a family member, partner, carer or support worker who will regularly attend sessions with them
  • Have support for any additional needs e.g. personal care
  • Be able to get to and from the group

Click here to make a Breathing Space referral enquiry

 

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