A LOCAL NHS Trust is appealing to Barnsley organisations to help deliver creative activities.

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is on the lookout for voluntary and community organisations in Barnsley as part of their Creative Minds initiative.

Creative Minds gives people who use Trust services an opportunity to take part in innovative activities to help improve their health and wellbeing.

The Trust’s director of corporate development, Dawn Stephenson, said: "The use of creative activities in healthcare has been shown to increase self-esteem, provide a sense of purpose, develop social skills, help community integration and improve service users’ quality of life."

If you think your organisation could help, visit www.creativemindsuk.com to download an application form. The closing date for applications is Friday, August 7 2015.