MENTAL health providers have teamed up with a Huddersfield support service to help people with dementia.

Creative mental health partner Hoot, is hosting group sessions on Monday mornings between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

The sessions, entitled Breathing Space, are designed to offer people with dementia and their family member a range of creative activities to improve cognitive function and strengthen relationships.

The accessible group-based movement and dance sessions will be lead by the trust’s dance movement psychotherapist Dr Richard Coaten.

Taking part in creative activities has been proven to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Moira Wade, who works at Hoot said: “These sessions will be a great opportunity for local people to meet new people, take part in activities in a safe and supportive environment and have fun. We’re pleased to be teaming up with the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on this work and sharing our passion for using creative activities to help people’s care.”

Participants need to meet the referral criteria which is available from Hoot. For more information and to find out how to refer contact Moira at Hoot on 01484 516224.

More information at www.southwestyorkshire