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 […]

Creative Support’s Housing Week  is now under way! Over the next few days we’ll be distributing tips on a whole range of different topics to staff and tenants in the properties we own and manage nationwide. We’re also hosting an event and awards ceremony in Manchester on Thursday 25th October. Take a look at this […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

Last week the government announced new plans which mean that people receiving treatment for cancer will no longer be required to seek employment in return for receiving their sickness benefits. Cancer patients will also be asked to through a simplified process for their Employment Support Allowance where they will only have to supply a GP’s […]

Being able to de-escalate one’s own anger and the anger of others is an important skill to have in the workplace. Hopefully, this is not something that you encounter on a regular basis but unfortunately most people at work will encounter either their own anger or the anger of others more frequently than they would […]

It doesn’t matter what age you are, it is always important to stay fit and healthy. Our bodies find it easier to avoid injury if we keep them in a good condition. Take a look at 5 ways for older people to maintain their agility: 1.  Choose activities that you will enjoy, as this makes it easer […]

Creative Support works hard to represent your interests and raise awareness of the issues that matter to you. We produce a regular bulletin to keep you up to date on all of our latest campaign activities. You can read the latest issue here, and for older editions, visit our newsletters page. If there’s something you’d […]