To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Creative Support projects in Wolverhampton held a week long exhibition of service users’ artworks in November. The pop up gallery was set up in an empty unit in the Mander shopping precinct in Wolverhampton city centre to make it accessible to all. A shop that had last been filled with […]

On November 18th, staff and service users from Tameside raised £280 for WaterAid and Creative Support in a sponsored 70s fancy dress dance-a-thon. Projects also prepared a ‘bring and share’ buffet to keep the dancers going and there was also a raffle with lots of fabulous gifts to be won. Service users were recognized for […]

When Warrington Mental Health forum was asked to take part in a radio interview with Warrington Community radio as part of world Mental Health Day it seemed the ideal opportunity to invite the presenter to come and meet some of the people who use mental health services at Warrington Day Centre. Warrington Day Centre had […]

Healthy and Hearty Winner 2010: Andrew Porter Andrew was severely overweight, which was putting extra strain on all areas of his life. He joined Weight Watchers in 2009 and has gone from almost 14 stone to 10 stone 6lbs and has maintained this weight for 6 months. It is great to see a healthier and […]

Money Matters Award Winner 2010: Michael Taylor When we started supporting Michael 7 months ago he had lots of debts and was not paying any of his bills. He has worked with staff to build a relationship of trust and confidence so that he can receive the support he needs and wants. Recently, when Michael […]

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary, we asked service users and staff to nominate service users who they thought deserved special recognition for their achievements. The winners, chosen by a panel of service users and staff are: Community Champion Winner: Gerry Burke Gerry is amazing! He organises service user meetings and activities; produces a regular newsletter […]

On Wednesday 27th October, 450 service users, staff and stakeholders celebrated Creative Support’s 20th Anniversary at a gala Awards Ceremony at the Palace Hotel in Manchester. We were pleased to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Mark Hackett, who presented trophies to the winners of the Creativity Competitions. Guests were treated to musical entertainment […]

Members of the Art Group at Blackburn’s Social Inclusion Service displayed their work at an art exhibition in Preston. The exhibition brought together mental health support groups from all over the North West in a celebration of creativity ranging from pottery to paintings. The weekend featured painting and drawing workshops, public speakers and art for […]