Causes and Awareness

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 […]

World AIDS Day is held on 1st December every year. The occasion gives people the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On this day people show their support for people living with HIV and AIDS and also remember those who have sadly passed away. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the immune […]

My name is Hannah McCann and I have worked with Creative Support since June 2012. I am the Development Officer for Cumbria and I can happily say that I absolutely love my job. This blog will tell you a little bit about the circumstances that led me to this job, and why I enjoy it […]

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 […]

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 […]

12th – 16th November is World Kindness Week, which is celebrated all over the world. What is kindness? An act of kindness is a spontaneous gesture of good will towards someone. What do you think about when you hear the word kindness? Being caring, thoughtful, considerate, understanding. What will you do to show someone kindness? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and our services are holding events and activities around the country to commemorate the occasion. The aim of World Mental Health Day is to raise public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. […]

International Day of Peace is fast approaching. It’s celebrated each year on the 21st September to encourage people around the world to work together to promote peace and end conflict. International Day of Peace recognises all the people who work hard to promote peace. It is intended to be a day of global ceasefire, when […]

On Saturday 25th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride parade for the third time, and this year our float was bigger and better than ever! Our theme was ‘Creative Support Garden Party‘ and everyone who attended wore fabulous costumes. Tinker Bell, a cat and mouse, Care Bears, a tiger, butterflies, a panda and […]

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 […]

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, […]