Aaliyah, Co-founder of Dipped in Creativity Engagement on empowering youth through creative expression

“We’re a youth-led organisation passionate about creative expression.” ~ Aaliyah, Co-founder of D.I.C.E Meet Aaliyah, the dynamic co-founder of youth-led social enterprise Dipped in Creativity Engagement CIC (D.I.C.E). D.I.C.E received a microgrant via Islington Giving’s Make it Happen fund for their free, creative enterprise project for young residents aged 16-25. The project aims to bring […]

“I value the nature sessions as it breaks the isolation which is the main reason for my depression.” ~ Samina’s story, Stuart Low Trust

Welcome to Mental Health Awareness Week, a time dedicated to shining a spotlight on and raising awareness about the significance of mental wellbeing. This year’s theme is anxiety, and we’ll be sharing some stories and experiences from young people in Islington who are benefitting from transformative local programmes. Here, we caught up with Samina*, who […]

How Brandon Connect helped Alexander work through anxiety – Mental Health Awareness Week

For Mental Health Awareness Week, we caught up with Alexander,* a young person who participated in the Brandon Connect programme with Geoffrey Baruch, Highly Specialist Project Clinician. Brandon Connect is a service funded by Islington Giving and Arsenal Foundation. It provides outreach and therapeutic support to 16- to 25-year-olds living in Islington, who have emotional […]