Please be aware that sometimes the site can be slow to load.  Please be patient, it will be worth the wait.  ~Thank you

On this website you will find various articles from a collaborative blog and a quarterly online magazine called the Creative Mental Health Guide.  The magazine runs a fantastic open submission system that is easy and professional, and accessible to anyone with and internet connection.  To read more about submitting  your work click here.

Joining the online community here is much more than your normal blog, it offers an accessible  and open platform to submit your ideas and projects.  With an online Community Forum and the ability for users to add events to the calendar, this little charm of a website is unique and exciting.  Focused on open dialogue in our mental health and the benefits of creativity to our wellbeing, this website is a forum, online network, collaborative blog and a publication of featured articles.   Built on a dream to improve opportunities and provide a safe place where all individuals have a voice.

~Tackle Stigma Through Creative Sharing~

You may also be interested in Creative Mental Health Training and Recovery Centre:  Online courses for  wellness.

Take a look around!

You won’t be disappointed..
.. And if you like what you see create an account and get active!

If you don’t want to be active in the community but you do want to read what is released sign up to the mailing list.


This site has not received any funding.  It has been developed by individuals with a bit of know how and a lot of courage.

In order to pay for essential costs to run this site we sell PDF downloads of the quarterly publication and advert space.  If you want to benefit from running an advert across Creative Mental Health and help us reach our cost to keep this going visit our self-service system to place your advert.

Creative Mental Health

Call us on 02392160656

Creative Mental Health, Good Mental Health Co-Operative, Cathedral Innovation Centre, St. Thomas Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HB

Sharing social struggles through writing

At our fortnightly meet-up of the Forum Theatre in Southsea, we always include a warm up of some kind, usually silly and funny! and often through writing. Our last session I decided to create a sharing exercise that was so simple, but worked brilliantly. I asked us to consider how we feel in a social … Continue reading Sharing social struggles through writing

festival Launch Event ~Amazing day :0)

On the 7th May 2016 we held the big Launch Event for the Hampshire Festival of the Mind and it was incredible ! Key note speaker Professor Paul Crawford, stalls, workshops, creative activities, drama, lifemusic, bellydancing, tai chi, the Labyrinth, exhibitions and much more. An extraordinary and inspiring day. Opened by the Mayor of Portsmouth. … Continue reading festival Launch Event ~Amazing day :0)

Calming your Way to Wellness

Over the next few months I will be writing a series of articles called ‘Calming your Way to Wellness’ especially for the Creative Mental Health Guide. This first article explaining the difference between a Yantra and a Mandala is about how the drawing of a Yantra or a personal Mandala helps to soothe and calm … Continue reading Calming your Way to Wellness

Yes or No to Uniforms in Mental Health Hospitals

In response to a move by some Mental Health Services to introduce a uniform policy for the nurses working on the wards, we would like to take a survey on how our community feel about this. The survey will not ask for any details from you but will register your IP address to ensure the … Continue reading Yes or No to Uniforms in Mental Health Hospitals

Peer Supporters Global Recognition Day

To celebrate Peer Supporters Global Recognition Day we are sharing an inspiring presentation by Paulissa Kipp at the 2014 Success, Hopes & Dreams Conference Survivor’s Panel, talking about how she became – and why she is now – a Peer Support Specialist. “It has been a journey, one I have been privileged to grow from … Continue reading Peer Supporters Global Recognition Day