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Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Along with the other service users here at the project I’ve been informed of a Student Social Worker that’s joining us soon. I for one hope that they will find their time […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. I find writing these blogs very helpful to my continuing general improvement. I still recall the early days here at Albert Terrace. The feeling: “I guess this is just temporary until social […]


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 […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Well I boldly went where no Brian had gone before! The 18th saw me go with my friend and fellow service user Stephen to a healthy eating group. I must admit I […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. After been informed by the staff here at the project that I should be able to contact my Social Worker regarding the purchasing of new clothing, I was accompanied to the Benefits […]


Brian is a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Our walking group, small though it is (hint hint), may have to take a break due the inclement weather. But we have no intention of letting the idea die. What we plan […]


Brian is going to be a regular blogger for the Creative Support blog. Here is his latest post on what he has been up to recently. Something very strange has been happening recently, I can’t fully explain it but I often discover that despite the best efforts of the ladies at the Pig Iron (my […]


From my early beginnings at Creative Support nervous apprehension filled my waking hours: can I, will they, what if … the list seemed endless! But as the days and weeks passed I gradually realised this was not some sort of detention centre do it our way or else! Not at all, the truth as I […]


Creative Support’s second annual Quality Forum will be held in Stockton-on-Tees on Tuesday 11th September 2012. The aims of the forum are: To provide an open forum for staff, service users and members of our Board of Trustees to discuss and plan for excellent quality services and approaches To find out how quality is important to you […]


Members of our Choices For Life service in Hartlepool have been working hard to gain new skills and qualifications. Recently, two service users took part in Hartlepool Borough Council’s Walk Leader Training with and Walk about in Hartlepool with the aim of planning and running their own walking groups. Four others have attended Food Hygiene […]