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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 There is a lot of stigma out there about mental illness and much of it is fed by outdated information and fear.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…

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…