BARNSLEY Council has been supporting Creativity and Wellbeing Week which aims to highlight the positivity it can have on residents.

On Wednesday, a creative health celebration event took place at Barnsley Civic to showcase work whilst offering local people more opportunities to learn about creative health in the town.

There will also be a jazz concert yesterday at Barnsley Library.

Anna Hartley, executive director for public health and communities, said: “We’re pleased to once again support Creativity and Wellbeing Week in Barnsley.

“Creativity has the remarkable ability to uplift spirits, foster resilience, and improve health and wellbeing. Last year’s event was a success, and we’re excited to build upon that this year.

“We believe that everyone in our borough should have access to these enriching experiences.”

Matt O’Neill, executive director for growth and sustainability, added: “Being creative is great for your wellbeing – it helps build relationships, reduce stress, and is also good fun.

Whether it’s in the community, in a park, our libraries, markets, or museums, our borough has lots of spaces for everyone to feel empowered to get creative.”