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Creative Support’s Client Finance Week takes place from 14th – 17th April 2014. Throughout the week, we’re raising awareness of money matters. We’re also inviting our service users and staff to join us for lunch, information stalls, activities and an awards ceremony at our Head Office on Thursday 17th April. To find out more or to […]


Stop Hate UK has launched a new 24 hour helpline service, Stop Learning Disability Hate Crime. People in England and Wales who have experienced, witnessed or know someone who is experiencing learning disability hate crime can contact the helpline on 0808 802 1155 for support and information. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.


The sun has been shining for weeks now, and lots of people are making the most of the summer. The warm weather is perfect for trips out and lazy days in the garden – but the heat can also be bad for your health. Back in January, Development Officer Imogen shared her tips for braving […]


It’s Men’s Health Week! What a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness of men’s mental health problems, tackle the destructive stigma that is attached to it and celebrate the men who speak out. Men make up 94% of the prison population, 90% of rough sleepers are men and men are three times more likely to commit […]


Earlier this year, service users and staff at Breakthrough Cyber Café recorded a series of video diaries on the themes of love, relationships and sex. The finished film will be screened for the first time at an event on Wednesday 12th June at Manchester Digital Laboratory from 2pm – 4pm. There will also be a […]


Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is now underway! On Thursday, the Client Finance Week Event will be taking place at the Mechanics’ Institute in Manchester and we’ll celebrate the achievements of service users and staff at our Client Finance Week awards ceremony. Thank you to everyone who has nominated in the Client Finance Week awards. […]


Creative Support’s Client Finance Week is coming soon from 29th April – 3rd May 2013. During the week we’ll be highlighting important money matters in a series of helpful bulletins. We will also be holding an event and awards ceremony at the Mechanics Institute in Manchester on Thursday 2nd May. The day will be an […]


Sunday 7th April is World Health Day. The day marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation in 1948 and each year there is a theme which highlights a priority area for public health concern in the world. This year’s theme is blood pressure. High blood pressure is a condition that affects […]


Wednesday 20th March was the first ever ‘International Happiness Day.’ I hadn’t realised this until turning on the radio, and the cheery presenter informed me that today was the day to feel happy. I remember thinking, “hang on, just because it’s International Happiness Day, doesn’t mean I can automatically be happy. I can’t just turn […]


Yesterday, Time to Change – a programme which aims to end discrimination faced by people with mental health problems – held a Meet the Media event for print journalists. The event – which took place on the same day as a deal to regulate the press was struck – aimed to challenge the myths and […]


The mornings are getting lighter, the sun is shining and it finally feels as though spring is just round the corner. Walking to work on a bright morning really puts me in a good mood for the day ahead – and I happily exchange smiles with strangers as I make my way to the office. […]


We all know how fun and useful it is to use the internet for socialising, shopping, information and entertainment. So, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of Safer Internet Day, we’ve come up with a list of essential advice for taking care of yourself online. Choose a strong password and change it regularly ‘ilikecats’ is […]


With snowy and icy conditions setting in across the country we set out some of our top tips on keeping warm in the chilly conditions: •If you’re heading outdoors, make sure that you wrap up warm. Put on a hat and scarf as you lose a lot of body heat when your head and neck […]


Looking to relax? Want to challenge yourself to be creative? Feeling in need of a little support and help with low mood, anxiety or other health issues? Hoping to support someone you know through creative activity? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then check out Start2. What is Start2? Start2 is […]


Recently, there has been an 82% rise in reported cases of winter vomiting bug (norovirus). Our health and safety team have produced a factsheet for our staff and service users with practical advice on avoiding the outbreak and recovering from the virus.


With the nights getting longer and the weather becoming colder we are all at risk of developing dreaded cold and flu like symptoms. In order to keep these bugs at bay there are a number of things we can do to maintain our health this winter season – read on to discover our top tips! […]


On Monday 19th November we celebrated International Men’s Day with an afternoon of discussion, entertainment and information for our male service users and staff at Manchester Digital Laboratory. The event aimed to encourage men to take care of their physical and mental health and promote positive male role models. Guests enjoyed a variety of music and […]