Arts & Minds works with services provided by Leeds & York Partnership NHS Trust (LYPFT) in Leeds to promote the use of creativity, in inpatient units and community services.

If you work for an NHS service and want to use the arts more, you can download our Creative Pathways document. This gives you all sorts of ideas about all the different ways of bring art into your service. Or get in touch if you’d like some help setting up a creative project or want to find an artist. We’d love to inspire your service to be more creative. Please let us know and we’ll come and visit.

During 2016 Arts & Minds were able to fund five creative projects took place in different NHS services in Leeds & York. Mosaic at Asket Croft, Herby Crafts at the Mount, Graffiti at Clifton House, Weaving at St Mary’s House, and Photography at the Becklin Centre. Check out 2016 Creative Grants for more information on each project.

2017 will see another round of Creative Grants. To find out more click here: 2017 Creative Grants.

“The project brought a lot of warmth and positivity to the ward, and patients seemed calmer and were socialising.”