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National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day


From the LGBTQ+ Network October 11th is National Coming Out day, an annual day of awareness intended to support LGBTQ+ people to “come out” and share their sexual orientation or gender identity with someone, such as telling a loved one that they are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans* or any other…

The History of Black History Month

The History of Black History Month


Every October marks Black History Month in the UK, but do you know how it all began? Nowadays, Black History Month is a widely celebrated and acknowledged time of the year where people come together to recognise and appreciate Black people’s contributions to society. In the UK, Black History Month…

Introduction to Black History Month


October in the UK marks Black History Month, a time to acknowledge and reflect on the many contributions, achievements and untold stories of Black people throughout history. This month also gives everyone the opportunity to celebrate, listen to and learn from the diverse experiences of Black people in the UK…

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations

How to Have Dementia-Friendly Conversations


When someone you know has a dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis, you might worry about having conversations with them for a number of reasons. This could be because you fear upsetting them, or you’re unsure about how to remind them about something. Whatever the reason, we know this can be unfamiliar…

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s

How To Talk About Alzheimer’s


The way we talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia matters. Using inaccurate words can encourage harmful stereotypes that affect not just how we think about people with dementia, but also how they feel about themselves. Using more person-centred language can help empower people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and can be another…

Bi Visibility Day


Today marks Bi Visibility Day, a day to raise awareness, share insight and experiences, and celebrate people who are bisexual. To mark the occasion, Creative Support’s LGBTQ+ Network have shared their bisexual heroes from throughout history and discussed their lives, what they mean to them, and the importance of bi…