Creative Space - Young People

A piece of paper with colour swirls and doodles.

hoot's Creative Space project partnered with Northorpe Hall Child and Family Trust (who deliver an element of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS offer in Kirklees) to provide a creative drop-in session where children and young people could take part in creative activities to support their mental health and wellbeing.  

This drop in is a safe space where young people can come and relax, meet others and have the opportunity to engage in creative activities as a way to express themselves and explore the use of creativity as part of self-care.  

The space is hosted by two experienced community artists and Mental Health Workers who explore the available artistic resources with young people. Young people are able to participate as much or as little as they wish to and arrive and leave throughout the session.  

Creative Space was featured in the Baring Foundation blog "Children’s Arts and Mental Health Services? CAMHS and the arts working together" as one of the inspiring examples of CAMHS/arts partnerships working together for the benefit of children and young people's mental health. 

Click here to read the blog from Baring Foundation (opens in new window) 

For more information on this project contact Kelly: