Yearly Archives: 2021

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…

Read our latest issue of Creative Life Magazine!


We are pleased to announce that our latest edition of Creative Life magazine is now available to read and enjoy! In this issue, we have included a number of inspirational stories from people across the country who have learnt new skills, helped others and made the best of their time…

Our #CelebratingDiversity Autism Month Newsletter is now available!

Our #CelebratingDiversity Autism Month Newsletter is now available!


As part of our yearly theme #CelebratingDiversiy, this month we have been celebrating autism and neurodiversity! With the help of our fantastic colleagues and service users, we have included information, resources and stories, providing a platform for people to share their own unique experiences and perspectives of autism! By creating…

Introduction to Celebrating Diversity: Autism

Introduction to Celebrating Diversity: Autism


As part of our yearly theme #CelebratingDiversity, this April, we are celebrating Autism and Neurodiversity! Our aim for this month is to share information, resources, and stories. We also hope to provide a platform for people to share their experiences and perspectives. We want to appreciate everyone for their diversity…

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Month Newsletter

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Month Newsletter


To celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Month 2021, we have collaborated with Service Users, staff, and the Creative Support Anti-Racism Network, to create a bumper newsletter, packed full of facts, recipes, interviews and much more. Click to read the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Month Newsletter Click to read the Black,…

Championing The Halo Code!

Championing The Halo Code!


We are proud to announce that we have adopted ‘The Halo Code’. In signing up, we want to make our support clear and reinforce a culture where all Black and minority ethnic staff members feel empowered to be themselves, wear natural or protective hairstyles and wear cultural or religious headwear.…

Press Statement in Regards to Piers Morgan’s Comments on GMB


TW: Suicide, self-harm, suicidal ideation Following the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah, there have been comments made surrounding Meghan’s disclosure that she had thoughts of self-harm and suicide. Most notably on Good Morning Britain, in which Piers Morgan said “I don’t believe a word she says, Meghan…

Ageing in the Workplace


Ageing in the workplace can bring up so many challenges - from opinions being overlooked and younger workers being prioritised for promotion. This is particularly an issue that impacts women, as research shows that men can be viewed as more valuable and competent as they age. The reality is that…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day


Interview with Abigail For International Women’s Day, we wanted to highlight some of the achievements of our incredible staff. We spoke to Abigail Harker (Senior Registered Manager in Doncaster) who recently won our Achieve Q Registered Managers Award. Abigail was nominated for the award by her Service Director, the staff…

Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Month

Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Month


This March, we are celebrating diversity with our Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Month! This month will celebrate, appreciate and support our Black, Asian, and minority ethnic staff and service users. We aim to use this month to share joy, celebrate excellence and highlight the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and faiths…

Doing the very BEST we can

Doing the very BEST we can


Creative Support is committed to fighting Covid, protecting the vulnerable people we support and all our amazing staff.   These are the ways we can all do our BEST to help fight Covid.     Being Prepared  Ensuring effective infection prevention and control (IPC) and contingency planning   Engaging Others Engaging everyone…

COVID-19 Vaccine Positive Impact

COVID-19 Vaccine Positive Impact


By Lyndsey Downes Service Director and Vaccination Lead for Creative Support Championing COVID-19 Vaccine Heroes! It has been while since my last blog, so I wanted to contact you, to thank you for your COVID-19 vaccine efforts! It’s great to see such a fantastic uptake across Creative Support, and I…