Lara Kynvin is one of our directors and volunteers, if you’ve been to our events you may have crafted with her. Lara supports our strategy around mental health awareness and suicide prevention. In 2023 Lara hosted Portsmouths first suicide awareness festival, “Lets get talking… about suicide” with Sarah from MAKE at Aldingbourne Enterprise.
We are incredibly proud of what she achieved.
AND she held the Baton Of Hope UK during its Brighton leg.
Here is what Lara had to say…
“I’ve been a part of Creatful since 2022 as a volunteer. This year I became a director and I haven’t looked back.
I work for the NHS as a lived experience consultant, run the Denmead Community Cafe and I am passionate about suicide prevention. You can read more about my mental health journey on our website here:
I live in Waterlooville with my dog Lily who sometimes joins us at our events.”
Hampshire Speak Their Name – Memorial Quilt
Lara has just launched a new project with us and Beeb from Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – SOBS which is bringing people, who have been bereaved by suicide in Hampshire, together to create a memorial quilt. If you’ve been bereaved by suicide and would like to get involved or if you live anywhere in Hampshire and would like to volunteer to support this project please get in touch at
Note from Nancy: I am extremely grateful for Lara. Having people who believe in what you do and are on your side is a huge enabler to success. She’s become one of my rocks this past year and I am not sure what I’d do without her.
Thank you Lara