Events and Activities


Autumn once again brings the annual Service User Regional Consultation meetings. This is your opportunity to tell us what you think of Creative Support’s service over the last year and what you would like us to do in the future. We will also update you on what we have done as a result of your […]


Smashing the stigma of mental illness was the aim of our special variety show in Manchester last night. Creative Support marked World Mental Health Day with a performance by service users. The event was held at The Frog and Bucket comedy club in Manchester and over a hundred of our service users, family, friends and […]


World Mental Health Day 2013 takes place on Thursday 10th October. Creative Support’s services will be marking the occasion with events and activities around the country all this week. If you’re planning to get involved, email marketing@creativesupport.co.uk to tell us how – We’ll feature the best photos and stories in our upcoming World Mental Health Day special […]


On Wednesday 11th September, Creative Support hosted a stall at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust’s Hi! Tea event at Manchester Town Hall. On the day, there were information stalls and activities, and the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust held their annual general meeting. The event was free to attend and open […]


On Monday 9th September, service users and staff from across Halifax and Calderdale attended a masquerade ball at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. The event started with mask making and face painting sessions. There was a tasty buffet and music was provided by DJ Errol who played some great tunes for everyone to dance to. Some […]


Creative Support will be marking World Mental Health Day with a variety show featuring our talented service users! The event takes place on Tuesday 8th October 2013  from 7pm – 11pm at The Frog and Bucket in Manchester city centre Would you like to take part? We’re looking for talented people to perform on the evening. Do you […]


On Saturday 24th August, Creative Support took part in the Manchester Pride Parade for the fourth year running. The theme was ‘Acceptable in the 80s’ and everyone who attended dressed up for the occasion. Our float was decorated in a 1980s style as we toured the streets of the city playing our favourite songs from […]


Creative Support stood proud last weekend at the Manchester Pride festival! Pride is about raising awareness and celebrating the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community, and this year we did both! Only 46 years ago it was a criminal offence to be homosexual, but now many LGBT people are ‘out’ and their social visibility has […]


Our Bradford services are celebrating the creative talents of their clients with an exciting art exhibition today. The event is open to all at The Delius Arts and Cultural Centre from 3pm – 7.30pm. Over 40 pieces of art will be on display and one overall winner will be chosen. Look out for more news […]


Service users and staff at Creative Support’s Brownley Road project plan and arrange themed events every month. They held a masquerade ball in June, a cowboys and indians BBQ in July and, most recently, a 1960s flower power party in August with live music from a member of Herman’s Hermits. The latest event was a […]


On Thursday 25th July Creative Support’s North East services held a sports day and summer fair. Over 180 service users and staff attended the event in Middlesbrough at Acklam Grange School. The event received funding from Creative Support and also worked in partnership with Tees Valley Sports in receiving a grant from the Community Games project. […]


Creative Support’s Policy Review Group gives our service users an opportunity to provide feedback on our rules and guidelines. Policy Review Group meetings will take place every three months in a different part of the country so that everyone can come. At each group, there will be a speaker who is an expert on the issues […]


We rolled up in our big blue van to the Brunswick Mill rehearsal studio, situated right in the heart of Manchester. The weather was sweltering outside and all I could think about was wearing a Hawaiian shirt on a beach, but today we had only one mission – we were going to rock! First up […]


On Wednesday 10th July, Shawe Road held an open day for friends, families and local agencies. The service has recently been refurbished and the open day was a great opportunity to showcase the fantastic work that has been done at Shawe Road. Guests at the open day enjoyed a delicious buffet while DJ Errol entertained […]


Hi! My name is Lizz and I’ve recently started working for Creative Support. I work in the marketing department at Head Office, though I get to travel around to different projects’ events as part of my job. So far I’ve been to a barbecue in Tameside and to the National Media Museum in Bradford for […]


Our Choices For Life service in Hartlepool celebrated the opening of their new premises and Creative Café with an open day on Friday 5th July. The event, attended by guests including the Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council Christopher Akers-Belcher, included musical entertainment, craft sessions and an opportunity to tour the venue and sample some of […]


The Dorman’s Disco from strength to strength The Dorman’s Disco, a weekly disco hosted by Creative Support at the Dorman’s Club in Middlesbrough, has had a lot to cheer about lately. It has celebrated its second birthday, raised money for charity and is now expanding with the opening of a new night. The event began […]

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Carers Week


This week it’s Carers Week, 10th- 16th June. The first question you might ask when you hear that it’s Carers Week is ‘What is a carer?’ Carers.org defines a carer as, ‘someone of any age who provides paid or unpaid support to people who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for […]


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 […]


Our new Liverpool Links service was launched on Tuesday 4th June 2013 by local Councillor Claire Glare and Creative Support Chief Executive Anna Lunts. Guests at the event enjoyed a drinks reception, buffet lunch, musical entertainment and the chance to explore the drop-in centre’s facilities. Liverpool Links offers a range of fun, educational and sociable […]