Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage

Following the 2021 new year government announcement to stay home, Theatre Peckham has launched a world-class creative learning programme online to support the well-being and mental health of young people. A recent Ofsted report stated, ‘repeated isolation has chipped away at progress pupils have made… and had a negative impact on many children’s well-being.’ Theatre … More Theatre Peckham puts student’s mental health centre stage

Creating Change, Growth and Enablement: Edible Rotherhithe, Southwark

Edible Rotherhithe is a community food growing, gardening and arts charity based in Southwark. They are a local project that works between schools, educational facilities and community centres, to offer food growing, gardening and arts & crafts workshops for children and adults. Rosanna Head We spoke to Christina Nilsen Wheatley, Trustee, Edible Rotherhithe who told us … More Creating Change, Growth and Enablement: Edible Rotherhithe, Southwark

A passion for food and a platform to fight loneliness – FoodCycle Lewisham

Two of the biggest plights thrust into the spotlight during lockdown were isolation and the availability of food. Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19 or understood furlough in it’s modern context, the team at FoodCycle Lewisham were tackling these issues. FoodCycle Lewisham opened in 2016 aiming to serve as many people in the community who … More A passion for food and a platform to fight loneliness – FoodCycle Lewisham

National Lottery Award: Nominate Southwark’s Lockdown Legends

RACHEL RILEY IS CALLING ON SOUTHWARK TO NOMINATE THEIR LOCKDOWN LEGENDS FOR A 2020 NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARD Countdown star, Rachel Riley, is searching for Southwark lockdown legends as part of the 2020 National Lottery Awards, as time is running out to enter.  This year the annual search for the UK’s most popular National Lottery funded projects … More National Lottery Award: Nominate Southwark’s Lockdown Legends

Contribute to scientific research; King’s College London research children’s attention and motivation

Dr Virginia Carter Leno, a researcher based at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, Camberwell has launched a new research project to better understand children’s profiles of attention and motivation. Julia Bird The research aims to better understand how attention and motivation might be linked to strengths and difficulties in … More Contribute to scientific research; King’s College London research children’s attention and motivation

International Women’s Day: Celebrating #SELondon Women

This International Women’s Day (March 8) all over the world women will be celebrated for their achievements; from the work they do, the people they care for, the innovations they create, the opportunites they give to others: a revered and celebrated way of recognising the social, cultural, political and economically achievements globally.  Rosanna Head Here at … More International Women’s Day: Celebrating #SELondon Women

Bell House, Dulwich wins Historic Houses Award for Innovation in Education

Bell House is a charity based in Dulwich that supports the community with educational lifelong learning skills and various other cultural services outside of what the mainstream curriculum offers.  Rosanna Head The team reached out to us to share the good news that they had won an award from Historic Houses – ‘the Frances Garnham … More Bell House, Dulwich wins Historic Houses Award for Innovation in Education

Age Exchange: Creativity and challenges to combat loneliness in older adults

Community and culture correspondent Julie Bird talks to Age Exchange about the growing older adult population and creative ways of working to help reduce loneliness and isolation often experienced by many.  Julie Bird  Founded in 1983 by Pam Schweitzer MBE, Age Exchange was formed as a response to the growing recognition of the value of reminiscence work with older … More Age Exchange: Creativity and challenges to combat loneliness in older adults