Reducing isolation and making connections
Through helping people make connections, we believe more people in Islington will be healthier, happier and able to live a good life.
Having friends, supportive connections and feeling safe is an integral part of our mental and physical health. We want people to have opportunities to feel more connected to each other and to their local community, services and support. Through these connections, we believe more people in Islington will be healthier, happier and able to live a good life.
We do this by:
- Funding programmes that create community connections
- Growing our support of mental health work in the borough
- Bringing people together who work and live in the borough through volunteering.
Our innovative collaboration with Brandon Centre and Arsenal in the Community promotes better mental health among young people in Islington. Funded services include Brandon Connect, a service which provides outreach therapeutic support to 17-25-year-old young men, and Arsenal Girls Kicks, which provides holistic wellbeing support to young girls.
Islington Giving funds and works with Help on your Doorstep, which supports 1,500 Islington residents every year. Their ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ approach provides residents with opportunities to Be active, Connect, Give, Keep learning and to Take notice, which in turn enhances their own wellbeing and strengthens local communities.