Arts and Creativity

Check out the flashmob which some of our staff and service users in Birmingham took part in on the 10th December! A flashmob is a group of people who appear out of nowhere to perform an action in sync. Service users, family and friends, volunteers and professionals got together to publicly dance to ‘Cha Cha […]

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 and they will be passed onto Brian!   1. What promise did Perry Como […]

This week saw the winners of the Mind Media Awards announced by Stephen Fry at a ceremony in London. The annual event aims to celebrate open, honest and fair portrayal of mental health in newspapers, online, and on television and radio. The full list of prize categories and winners was as follows: Factual Entertainment – Piers […]

Members of Creative Support’s Breakthrough music group performed at the Night & Day Café in Manchester on Tuesday 20th November. An audience of friends, relatives and Creative Support staff enjoyed an evening of amazing performances. The show, entitled Breakthrough Rocks, was the pinnacle of two years of rehearsals by the group. Breakthrough’s music sessions, led […]

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. […]

For the past four weeks, our art exhibition has been touring the country, showcasing the amazing creative talents of Creative Support’s service users. The show visited venues in Manchester, London, Reading, Birmingham, Middlesbrough, South Shields and Leeds. We received plenty of positive comments from the people who came along. Roy Havery and Elaine Horrocks, members […]

Creative Support is taking part in the Manchester Evening News’ Wish initiative. We’re aiming to win a share of £25,000 to spend on art materials for our Breakthrough service. You can help by collecting tokens from the paper from now until Saturday 17th November and sending them to our Head Office. For more information, call […]

Today is one of the busiest days of the year at Creative Support’s Head Office as we prepare for our Annual General Meeting (AGM). This year it is set to take place in the National Football Museum at Urbis in Manchester. The meeting is a chance for our staff to look back at our achievements and […]

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. […]

Plans for our service user art exhibition are now well underway. The deadline for artwork has passed and we are seriously impressed by the hard work and talent which is evident in the photographs, paintings, sculptures and craftworks we have received from service users living with a mental health need, or a learning disability. The […]

Last week was Disability Awareness Week and the Disability Partnership in Warrington marked the occasion by holding a week of events and parties. The week concluded at Walton Hall Gardens on Sunday 15th July with Disability Awareness Day (DAD), the biggest disability festival in Europe. The festival was a great success and included a zoo, […]