As Christmas is now officially on it’s way, why not get in the Christmas spirit by taking part in this Christmas quiz, written by Brian from the North East! If you have any ideas for quizzes, please send them to suzy.kennedy@creativesupport.co.uk and they will be passed onto Brian!   1. What promise did Perry Como […]


It might seem early, but our Christmas plans are already well underway, and they have been for weeks! One of our main projects for the Yuletide season is the annual Creative Support calendar, and we aim to get it just right. For many years now the Creative Support calendar has been our most popular publication. […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Along with the other service users here at the project I’ve been informed of a Student Social Worker that’s joining us soon. I for one hope that they will find their time […]


In the upcoming month Creative Support will be celebrating International Men’s Day by holding a celebration event in central Manchester. The event will include speakers, performance poetry and workshops. Many Creative Support employees and service users will also be supporting Movember, the campaign that raises awareness about prostate cancer through competitive moustache growing. We look […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. I find writing these blogs very helpful to my continuing general improvement. I still recall the early days here at Albert Terrace. The feeling: “I guess this is just temporary until social […]


Schizophrenia is characterized by paranoia, delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, social withdrawal and cognition problems, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If you or someone you love suffers from schizophrenia, you know first-hand how this serious mental illness can affect life. Typically, schizophrenia is treated through the use of medications and psychotherapy. However, alongside […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Well I boldly went where no Brian had gone before! The 18th saw me go with my friend and fellow service user Stephen to a healthy eating group. I must admit I […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. After been informed by the staff here at the project that I should be able to contact my Social Worker regarding the purchasing of new clothing, I was accompanied to the Benefits […]


People can develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) when they have been the victim of, or witness to, a traumatic event. This could include a serious accident, a natural disaster, a violent crime, or domestic violence. This list is certainly not exhaustive, and some people may have experienced many traumatic events over a period of […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Our walking group, small though it is (hint hint), may have to take a break due the inclement weather. But we have no intention of letting the idea die. What we plan […]


Many of the people that we support, and in the wider community, suffer from chronic conditions that cause them to feel pain or tiredness throughout the day. Conditions such as Lupus, ME and Fibromyalgia can leave you feeling incredibly drained, with no warning about when your symptoms will flare up. This means that you can […]


As Creative Support’s Campaigns representative it was really important to me that we attended the Conservative Party conference. In a year when there have been so many announcements regarding health and social care, a chance to hear these plans in more detail from people in government was a crucial part of preparing Creative Support for […]


Brian is going to be a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Something very strange has been happening recently, I can’t fully explain it but I often discover that despite the best efforts of the ladies at the Pig Iron (my […]


At today’s Tory Conference George Osborne has confirmed the Conservative Party’s intentions to cut benefits budgets by a further £10 billion. £10 billion will be cut from the Welfare Bill by 2016 – 17, on top of the £18 billion worth of cuts already announced in 2010. Suggestions to cut the cost of benefits include: […]


The health grant is now available from October to the end of December 2012. Please note that this grant is only available to Creative Support projects. Send application forms to Suzy Kennedy at Creative Support, Fifth Floor Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF. Tel. 0161 236 0829     Fax. 0161 228 0569 […]


From my early beginnings at Creative Support nervous apprehension filled my waking hours: can I, will they, what if … the list seemed endless! But as the days and weeks passed I gradually realised this was not some sort of detention centre do it our way or else! Not at all, the truth as I […]


Creative Support’s Community Grant closes on the 3rd October. The grant has been running for nearly two years and gives up to £200 to projects, events and ideas that encourage people to get involved in their community. This could include supporting volunteering opportunities, open days to raise awareness of projects and parties with people from […]


Every week the Creative Support marketing team is inundated with art, crafts, creative writing and particularly poetry from our service users. This is mainly the reason why we are so excited to hold the Creative Support Art Exhibition in September and October 2012 – to show off this talent to people all over the country. […]


Following the closure of an inspirational summer of sports, Dame Kelly Holmes has revealed that she self harmed on a number of occasions before her victory at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Holmes was apparently driven to cut her arms and chest after growing pressure to succeed in her sport, and due to a prolonged […]