Yearly Archives: 2021

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW!

Creative Life Magazine – OUT NOW!


We are delighted to announce that our latest edition of Creative Life magazine is now available to read and enjoy! This issue is a special celebratory edition, cram-packed full of inspirational stories from people across the country who have been part of our journey over the last 30 years. From…

Get Together on Zoom this August!

Get Together on Zoom this August!


Creative Together has a fantastic timetable of FREE online activities and events for service users and tenants of Creative Support. Join us for Cook-Alongs, Quizzes, Art, Yoga and more! This brilliant programme is run by staff, volunteers and service users across the organisation and coordinated by the team at our…

Celebrating the power of Pride this August

Celebrating the power of Pride this August


To celebrate the power of Pride this August we’re calling on you to get involved and share your stories! Pride is a way to celebrate people of all sexualities and genders, and invites us all to come together in appreciation of one another. This month we also remember the people…

Enter our Creative Support Art Competition!

Enter our Creative Support Art Competition!


It’s time to get creative - our Art Competition is back! We would like you to send us your paintings, drawings, models, sculptures, crotchet, embroidery, photography or whatever other creative endeavours you enjoy. Our panel of judges will select 12 creations to feature on our 2022 Creative Support Calendar! HOW…

Introduction to our 30th anniversary

Introduction to our 30th anniversary


Turning 30 is always a big moment in someone’s life, and this August marks Creative Support’s 30th birthday so we hope you can join us to celebrate reaching the big three-oh! From humble beginnings in a little shared office in Manchester with two employees (one being our CEO Anna Lunts)…

August Service User Awards

August Service User Awards


Each month we hold our Service User Awards to recognise the incredible achievements of our wonderful service users. We love to reward people for the amazing things they have done, so if you know someone who you think deserves to be recognised then please fill out the form below. Nominations…

Join us in celebrating Pride this August

Join us in celebrating Pride this August


Throughout August we will be celebrating the power of Pride and we’re calling on you to get involved and share your stories! Pride is a way to celebrate people of all sexualities and genders, and invites us all to come together in appreciation of one another. This month we also…

Introducing our Dignity in Care Month Newsletters!

Introducing our Dignity in Care Month Newsletters!


As part of our yearly theme #CelebrateDiversity, we have been focusing on Dignity in Care this month. Dignity is a huge part of what we do at Creative Support and we’ve enjoyed speaking with some of the older people we support about what dignity means to them, and how our…

It’s Christmas Time… In July!

It’s Christmas Time… In July!


Yes, you read that right! For this month’s Creative Competition, we would like you to get into the festive spirit and create artwork to go on our Creative Support Christmas Cards! Send us your paintings, drawings, photography or collages and be in with a chance of having your design selected…

Creative Support Rocks 30!

Creative Support Rocks 30!


You know what rocks? Rocks! To celebrate Creative Support’s 30th anniversary in August, we’re inviting you to take part in Creative Support Rocks! Here is how you can get involved: 1. First of all, find that perfect rock in your garden or when out for a walk and bring it home.…

Representation in the Media; Non-Binary People’s Day

Representation in the Media; Non-Binary People’s Day


The 14th of July is ‘International Non-Binary People’s Day’ and to mark the occasion Abs from the LGBTQ+ Network has taken a look at the representation of non binary people in the media. Non-binary is defined as any gender identity which falls outside of the binary of ‘man’ or ‘woman’.…

Help us to raise awareness of Dignity in Care

Help us to raise awareness of Dignity in Care


This July we’re talking all things Dignity in Care with our amazing service users and staff across the country! Dignity is a huge part of what we do at Creative Support and we’re excited to share more information about what it is and what it means to different people. Dignity…

Introduction to Dignity in Care month

Introduction to Dignity in Care month


This July we’re talking all things Dignity in Care with our amazing service users and staff across the country! Dignity is a huge part of what we do at Creative Support and we’re excited to share more information about what it is and what it means to different people. Dignity…

July’s Creative Together Zoom Sessions

July’s Creative Together Zoom Sessions


To help us stay connected our national co-production centre, Creative Together, are coordinating a series of online sessions over ‘Zoom’. We look forward to welcoming you to our online creative groups, cookery classes, quizzes, disco’s and sing-a-longs and more! July Thursday 1st July 11:00am - Bingo with Creative Together Members…

Welcome to our #CelebrateDiversity Learning Disability Month Newsletter!


As part of our yearly theme #CelebrateDiversiy, this month we have been celebrating people with Learning Disabilities! 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 Learning Disabilities.…

Introduction to Learning Disability Month

Introduction to Learning Disability Month


Welcome to June and our Learning Disability Month! Throughout the next four weeks, we’ll be sharing lots of articles and information all about learning disabilities to help people better understand what they are and to celebrate and support people with them. Approximately 1.2 million people in England have a learning…

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…