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Small things to make you smile

22nd May, 2020

Author: L.Young This week is #mentalhealthawarenessweek which is particularly pertinent now. When you are struggling with poor mental health it’s so important to have small things to make you smile. I have found this to be a great comfort during isolation, so here are some of my suggestions. What small things can you do to […]

Subjects That Lack Appreciation and Funding in Schools

20th May, 2020

Author: J. Wainman Subjects that lack appreciation and funding in schools and their increasing importance during the lockdown. I came across a tweet that discussed the fact that there is a lack of appreciation for the arts and sports in schools which tend to receive less funding, in comparison to other subjects. Yet during the […]

Colouring Pages

14th May, 2020

Author R.Coughlan As we have been running #horsfallcreateandconnect activities on our social media, young artists Jamie-Lee and F Kiss have been creating colouring pages relating to each task for people to colour in and enjoy. Here are the ones we have shared so far and do check back for more soon! illustration1PDF illustration2PDF illustration3PDF illustration4PDF […]


12th May, 2020

Author: R. Coughlan Greater Manchester is joining together through acts of kindness as we respond to #COVID19. During Menta lHealth Awareness Week, we’re celebrating this and we thought we would share a few simple ideas of how you can share a little kindness too. Even during lock-down.     Put an image or quote in […]


7th May, 2020

An art vision for the future 42nd Street has adapted to young people’s changing mental health and wellbeing needs for the past 40 years and fought with them to change aspects of modern society that affect them. Two things have struck me this week that hold relevance for 42nd Street’s Creative programme and gallery – The […]


6th May, 2020

Mental health charities from across Greater Manchester, ourselves included, have teamed up to create a new campaign, Beelieve. The collaboration captures the spirit of Greater Manchester and will support individuals, families and communities who have been affected by Covid-19 both now and into the future. The charities involved all work at the heart of communities […]

My Top 10 Binge-worthy Box Sets During Lockdown

Author: L. Young My Top 10 Binge-worthy Box Sets During Lockdown So now we’re nearly at the end of the sixth week of lockdown. It is such a confusing time especially for people that are suffering with mental ill health. Young people who suffer with anxiety, which can be heightened during this period, and social […]

LOVE: Art Postcards Project

28th April, 2020

Take part in a collaborative art project and share what you LOVE We will send you a blank stamped addressed postcard on which we invite you to share something you love. You can doodle, paint, draw, write, collage or sculpt on the postcard and then post it back to us at 42nd Street. Your postcard […]

Sectioned Survivor Jack Nolan: Staying strong in uncertain times

18th April, 2020

Author: J. Nolan My name is Jack Nolan aka ‘The Sectioned Survivor’. In these uncertain times of being on lockdown with the Corona Virus situation, everybody and anybody can be impacted with their mental health. I suffer with Bipolar and Anxiety and the situation we are all in has had a massive impact on me […]

Portrait Competition

17th April, 2020

Portraits We are launching our first Horsfall Art Competition for under 25yr olds. The theme is portraits, through recent events we’ve had limited contact with others and we want to celebrate coming back together with an exhibition of people. Portraits can be presented in many ways so if you don’t think you can draw there […]