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 marketing@creativesupport.co.uk 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 […]


Regular guest blogger Pete Baldwin presents ten tips to fit exercise into your busy lifestyle: As modern day society is becoming more hectic, it’s important that we avoid using the ‘I just don’t have the time for exercise’ excuse. We can all get set in our ways, whether we’re busy or not but it only […]


A big dose of exercise and a hearty dollop of commitment; is this one of the best medicines for mental illness? Doctors have been prescribing exercise, as well as medical treatment, in a bid to boost mental wellbeing and increase activity levels. These exercise on referral schemes follow the mantra of ‘happy heart, happy body, […]


On Wednesday 11th September, Creative Support hosted a stall at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust’s Hi! Tea event at Manchester Town Hall. On the day, there were information stalls and activities, and the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust held their annual general meeting. The event was free to attend and open […]


On Monday 9th September, service users and staff from across Halifax and Calderdale attended a masquerade ball at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The event started with mask making and face painting sessions. There was a tasty buffet and music was provided by DJ Errol who played some great tunes for everyone to dance to. Some […]


Creative Support will be marking World Mental Health Day with a variety show featuring our talented service users! The event takes place on Tuesday 8th October 2013  from 7pm – 11pm at The Frog and Bucket in Manchester city centre Would you like to take part? We’re looking for talented people to perform on the evening. Do you […]


On Saturday 24th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride Parade for the fourth year running. The theme was ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ and everyone who attended dressed up for the occasion. Our float was decorated in a 1980s style as we toured the streets of the city playing our favourite songs from […]


Regular guest blogger Pete Baldwin presents ten tips for a healthy diet especially for Creative Support:   For more from Pete Baldwin please go to his website and follow him on Twitter.


Creative Support stood proud last weekend at the Manchester Pride festival! Pride is about raising awareness and celebrating the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, and this year we did both! Only 46 years ago it was a criminal offence to be homosexual, but now many LGBT people are ‘out’ and their social visibility has […]


Our Bradford services are celebrating the creative talents of their clients with an exciting art exhibition today. The event is open to all at The Delius Arts and Cultural Centre from 3pm – 7.30pm. Over 40 pieces of art will be on display and one overall winner will be chosen. Look out for more news […]


Creative Support is looking for new members who share our aim to promote the independence, inclusion and well-being of people with support needs. Apart from current members of staff, anyone who shares these aims can apply to become a member – you could be a service user, a tenant, a carer of someone supported by […]


This time last year the Paralympics was in full swing; tears of joy were shed, records were broken and athletes basked in the glow of their gleaming medals. Paralympic fever grasped Britain and inspire they did. But when the last ball was kicked and the last length was swum, when the last medal was given […]


Service users and staff at Creative Support’s Brownley Road project plan and arrange themed events every month. They held a masquerade ball in June, a cowboys and indians BBQ in July and, most recently, a 1960s flower power party in August with live music from a member of Herman’s Hermits. The latest event was a […]


Congratulations to Jean from Manchester, the winner of June’s Service User Achievement Award. She was nominated by Julie, who said: “Jean has recently overcome her anxiety of calling different places such as housing associations to report repairs for herself, making a positive step towards improving her independence! Whatever she comes up against she is well known […]