2.8 Million Minds: Collective Power Awards
This blog features the 2.8 Million Minds project. Between November 2021 and May 2022, over 120 people contributed to A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds, a youth-led, artist-centred, and Disability Justice-informed approach to how young Londoners want to use art to begin to radically reimagine mental health support, justice and pride.
Yemeni Elders’ Heritage: Collective Power Award
This blog features National Museums Liverpool’s Connecting with Yemeni Elders’ Heritage project, which was inspired by a young man Abdul, from Liverpool’s Yemeni community, who wanted to support elders living with dementia through the House of Memories programme. Abdul connected and encouraged more than 40 Yemeni young people to support the development of a dual language (Arabic and English) heritage package within the My House of Memories app, to assist elders to capture and digitize their heritage stories and traditions to share with younger people.
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Post-pandemic mental health of children & young people: Three projects paving the way in Scotland
Three organisations in Scotland are switched on to providing support for children and young people's mental health.
Bridges Project: Co-production with young people in Scotland
Scottish organisation for young people branches out into mental health support as a result of the growing need due to the pandemic.
Making Scotland “the best place in the world to grow up” through cross-sector collaboration
We look at Soil Association’s Food for Life Scotland programme and Scottish Book Trust’s BookBug programme, two examples of how Scottish Government, local government and the third sector are working together to deliver positive outcomes for children in Scotland.
Doing digital arts differently: St. Helens Libraries and Ideas Alliance’s action research
Find out more about this "learning by doing" project, where the team worked collaboratively with artists, makers, library staff, residents and more to innovate and test ways to help digital arts thrive in St. Helens.
Collective Power: The Intergenerational Project, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
This week we learn all about a project the creates joy by linking healthcare, education and the arts. Bringing together local school children with older adult patients in hospital.
Covid Considerations: Groundhog Day
Are you feeling stuck right now? Life coach Jennie Sanderson describes how after grieving a much needed cancelled holiday, she made small tweaks to shift her perspective to a more hopeful one - and you can too.
Staying up late is put on hold. Autism and learning disability during lockdown
Steve Palmer, Dad of Stanley, an 18 year old with Down’s Syndrome, shares some of the issues that have come up during lockdown and the heroes helping out.
Ten years of Playing Out: a personal reflection by Alice Ferguson
Playing Out are a social enterprise helping children play in outdoor public spaces. Alice Ferguson celebrates 10 years of work and achievements.
Scran Academy: Catering for the Community
Scran Academy is a catering social enterprise that brings vulnerable young people into the kitchen to make great food and gain work-experience.
Young People’s Foundations: Supporting Local Services for Children and Young People Across London
The Young People's Foundation brings local organisations together to collaborate and deliver services for children and young people.