World Mental Health Day – Variety Show

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 staff from as far away as Birmingham attended.

The line-up included a singers, musicians and a magician, with a special appearance from Creative Support’s service user and staff band, Breakthrough Rocks. There was a special guest appearance from Nathan Richard Smith of Manchester Actor’s Company, who introduced the acts.

The variety show was a chance for service users to show off their talents and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Matthew, a service user who showed off his amazing card tricks at the event, said:

“it was the first time I had performed magic in front of so many. The best part of the night when I received my certificate from [Creative Support Chief Executive] Anna Lunts. I also liked giving a speech and listening to what everyone else had to say.”

World Mental Health Day is a yearly event celebrated on October 10 around the world. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental Health and Older Adults’.

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2 Comments so far

  1. chris watts on October 20, 2013 9:03 am

    What happened to the photographs of the variety show?

  2. Ben Thomas on October 21, 2013 9:20 am

    Hi Chris! You can find the photos here – Enjoy!


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