BrightSparks is a community of mental health service users, volunteers and other interested people that use the arts to promote positive images of mental health and wellbeing.

We exist to support and showcase the creative talent that exists within the mental health community through a growing number of creative groups and projects.

BrightSparks News

  • CREATIVE MINDS - WRITING SESSION

    CREATIVE MINDS - WRITING SESSION

    • WHEN?: Thu, Oct 3, 2019 1:30 - 2:30pm
    • WHERE?: INVOLVEMENT CENTRE AT THE BRADGATE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT
    • CREATIVE MINDS ONE OFF WRITING SESSION WITH ROB GEE NEXT THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Music at the Mill

    Music at the Mill

    • WHEN?: 2019
    • WHERE?: Mill Lodge mental health
    • the Music at the Mill, music in health project delivered at the Mill Lodge mental health unit during 2019. Great people, Great music and a great project! . . . read more
    • (Posted Thu, Sep 26, 2019)
  • Pride Rebellious Writing Workshop

    Pride Rebellious Writing Workshop

    • WHEN?: Fri, Oct 11, 2019 1-3pm
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Rd, LE1 7HA
    • Come and explore the word pride its various meanings and how it has been embraced by gay and mental-health movements. . . . read more
    • (Posted )
  • Submissions - 20th Art Exhibition

    Submissions - 20th Art Exhibition

    • WHEN?: Wed, Dec 4, 2019
    • WHERE?: Attenborough Arts Centre
    • Submissions are invited for the 20th Annual Art Exhibition by Mental Health service users of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. . . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Sep 6, 2019)
  • Award winning article from Tim and Theo

    Award winning article from Tim and Theo

    • WHEN?: Tue, Aug 20, 2019
    • Congratulations to our very own Tim Sayers and Theodore Stickley for their article “Participatory arts, recovery and social inclusion” published in the Mental Health and Social Inclusion journal. . . . read more
    • (Posted Tue, Aug 20, 2019)
  • Comedy Asylum is through to the final 25...

    Comedy Asylum is through to the final 25...

    • WHEN?: Fri, Aug 15, 2019
    • WHERE?: Online
    • Comedy Asylum is through to the final of the National Lottery's 25th birthday awards! This means that we've been shortlisted from over 700 projects :-) . . . read more
    • (Posted Fri, Aug 9, 2019)