Monthly Archives: May 2021

Stigma around Therapy

Stigma around Therapy


When someone says ‘therapy’ you may immediately think of Sigmund Freud, or of someone lay on a long sofa with a therapist sat in a chair by their side. Most people nowadays have an understanding of what therapy is, and many of us have first-hand experiences. But despite accessing therapy…

Psychosis

Psychosis


Psychosis, also known as a psychotic episode, is a period where people experience reality differently to others. Some people see and hear things or hallucinate, where others may experience delusions such as believing something to be true when it’s not. Approximately 3% of the population will experience psychosis at some…

Stigma in Communities

Stigma in Communities


Stigma around mental health can come from many places, including from within our communities and wider society, and even from ourselves. People face many unseen challenges and struggles in their daily lives, and it can be difficult to appreciate how tough it is for some people whose families or friends…

Introduction to Stigma

Introduction to Stigma


Stigma means having a negative idea about something without it being true. There is a lot of stigma out there about mental illness and much of it is fed by outdated information and fear. In recent years there have been more open conversations about mental health which have helped dispel…

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders


Personality disorders affect many people in the UK, but there’s a lack of clear and truthful information out there that really explains what personality disorders are. They can affect the way people interact with or relate to others, experience emotions, perceive other people and activities, and may experience the world…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety-related disorder that affects approximately 750,000 people in the UK each year. People can experience symptoms of OCD at any time in their lives. Children as young as six have been diagnosed with OCD, and 25% of cases are diagnosed before the age of…

Creative Writing Anthology!

Creative Writing Anthology!


Last year we launched a Creative Writing Competition, with the aim to produce a collection of writing by Creative Support service users and staff. From poems, to short stories, to reflections during lockdown - we hope you enjoy reading the voices that together, have made this anthology! We are delighted…

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders


TW: Food You may have heard lots about Eating Disorders in the media or in popular culture, but there is a lot of misinformation out there about what these disorders actually are and how they affect people. Eating Disorders are a range conditions which lead people to overly control their…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that many people will have heard of but might not know too much about. ADHD is a disorder which affects people’s behaviour and concentration. Most people are diagnosed with ADHD when they are younger, most likely due to the fact that symptoms…

Intro to Raising Awareness Week

Intro to Raising Awareness Week


This week we’ll be raising awareness of some conditions and sharing information and resources about them. Over the past couple of decades there has been a push for better understanding and support of mental conditions and disorders, but some haven’t had as much visibility or research as others. We hope…

Creative Football Interview

Creative Football Interview


We spoke with Paul, founder of Creative Football, about the journey from kickabouts to a national league! He tells us more about what Creative Football is, how it helps people, and the benefits of keeping active and getting outside. Can you tell me a bit about yourself and about Creative…

Interview with Headplace

Interview with Headplace


We spoke with Owen Byrom, founder of Headplace, an organization looking at how our environments can help us or hinder us. He tells us more about the benefits of the great outdoors and how to bring it inside too. Can you tell me about the work Headplace does and why…

Nature and Mental Health Week

Nature and Mental Health Week


As part of national ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, this week we’ll be focusing on the theme of nature. We will also be launching our ‘Green Grants’, with more information on this below. Nature has so many proven benefits to our mental wellbeing, and over the past year people have developed…

Introduction to Mental Health Month

Introduction to Mental Health Month


Welcome to May! This month we’ll be focusing on Mental Health and will be sharing articles and stories full of information about mental health and wellbeing . We’ll be talking about mental health disorders, conditions, and other mental health needs along with providing interesting resources. This past year has taken…