Ecotherapy is a form of therapy that aims to promote good mental and physical health, through outdoor activity in a green environment. Getting back to nature has always been hailed as good for your health, but recently the scientific community is recognising the benefits of being green fingered too. Ecotherapy can be: Green exercise therapy […]

The highlight of Housing Week 2013 was an awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of our tenants on Wednesday 16th October. Each winner received a trophy and £20 gift vouchers in recognition of their achievements. Their names and the reasons they were nominated are listed below: Tenant of the Year – Tony Denial: “A good neighbour […]

Sarah received the Employee of the Month prize for July. Emily, who nominated her, said: “Over the last 6 months Sarah has grown incredibly in confidence and assertiveness in our project. We work with service users that have challenging behaviour at Station Road and Sarah used to be very shy and reluctant to intervene. Sarah […]

Today is the beginning of Creative Support’s Housing Week. This Wednesday we’re holding a fun and informative event in Manchester. We’re also encouraging our tenants to take part in a special challenge to receive a certificate of achievement, and all week we’ll be bringing you information on housing related matters. See below for a range […]

Autumn once again brings the annual Service User Regional Consultation meetings. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think of Creative Support’s service over the last year and what you would like us to do in the future. We will also update you on what we have done as a result of your […]

Smashing the stigma of mental illness was the aim of our special variety show in Manchester last night. Creative Support marked World Mental Health Day with a performance by service users. The event was held at The Frog and Bucket comedy club in Manchester and over a hundred of our service users, family, friends and […]

Congratulations to Sam, the winner of our latest Service User Achievement Award. He was nominated by Sam, a member of staff at The Crescent, who said: “Ever since the Dorman’s Disco started two years ago Sam has played a massive part in running it. He helps to take all of the equipment along and sets […]

World Mental Health Day 2013 takes place on Thursday 10th October. Creative Support’s services will be marking the occasion with events and activities around the country all this week. If you’re planning to get involved, email to tell us how – We’ll feature the best photos and stories in our upcoming World Mental Health Day special […]

Sandy Lane Gardening Group recently triumphed at the Eaves Brook in Bloom Awards 2013. The group were finalists in the Hanging Baskets and Communal Garden categories, and were delighted to be awarded certificates and a crystal trophy in special recognition of their efforts. Well done to the group, and a big thanks to Allan for […]

Supermarket giants Asda and Tesco sparked nationwide outrage after selling a ‘mental patient’ costume for Halloween. There has been widespread criticism of the costumes as many felt it stigmatised those with mental illness. Asda’s costume consisted of a blood-stained white coat and fake meat cleaver, and Tesco’s offered a ‘psycho ward’ boiler suit with plastic […]