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Mental Health Advice

12th February, 2020

What is the best mental health advice you were ever given? Author: L.Young             Matt Haig, a mental health advocate and novelist whose works include ‘Reasons to Stay Alive’ began a Twitter thread recently which asked the question; ‘what is the best mental health advice you were ever given?’ The […]

Christmas: It’s the most wonderful time of year… or is it?

19th December, 2019

Author: L.Young It’s that time of year when the lights are twinkling and festive cheer is all around. I love Christmas as much as everyone else… Spending quality family time. Cosying up in front of the fire. Crying to ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ for the hundredth time and the most important thing, eating your bodyweight […]

#NoFilter… Instagram Ban Cosmetic Filters

29th October, 2019

Author: L.Young Last week Instagram announced that they are removing all augmented reality filters that depict/promote cosmetic surgery. With social media having a major influence on young people’s mental health, this is a great move for body positivity. As a young woman who is susceptible to what is portrayed in the media, social applications such […]

I Am A Storyteller

17th October, 2019

Guest Author: C. Wilde A beautiful response to our #HorsfallPhoto competition… I used to be a student photographer. Whilst studying for my A level I invested in my own camera, however when I was 17 I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia so it got put away for over 12 months. Teenage Cancer Trust took […]

Alone/Together Exhibition

11th September, 2019

September 2019 – Author: E. Turner From the 10th – 27th September, The Horsfall gallery on Great Ancoats Street will house three exhibitions inspired by the theme of ‘Alone/Together’. The exhibitions will open up conversations about being alone and being together. These creative collaborations hope to get people talking, and to reduce the stigma around […]

Summer Programme at The Horsfall

4th September, 2019

September 2019 – Author: L. Young This summer the Horsfall has been a hub of creative activity and we’ve had so many different types of young people come through our doors. The drop-in sessions started from 2nd May and our new Creative Producer has transformed the Horsfall. He started a drop-in arts space which is free […]

Planning for Pride

16th August, 2019

August 2019 – Author: L. Young Pride is fast approaching which is really exciting but if you suffer with anxiety then it could all start to feel a bit overwhelming. However there are lots of ways to enjoy the day and keep feelings of stress or anxiety at bay. Here are ten tips to help you […]

Exercising your mind as well as your body

1st August, 2019

July 2019 – Author: L. Young Exercising your mind as well as your body The last thing you want to do when you are struggling with your mental health is put on your trainers and head out for a run, sign up for your local spin class or even just have a walk round the local […]

Five great things about zine making

July 2019 – Author: R. Sergent Five great things about zine making This week we’re zine making at The Horsfall Creative Drop in! But what are zines? Where do they come from and why are they so great? A zine (pronounced ‘zeen’) is a self-published magazine that can be in any format and any size. […]

New Website

24th July, 2019

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