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#RefugeeWeek special: Interview with actor and campaigner Juliet Stevenson

A professional headshot of Juliet Stevenson

For many on stage, screen and in our borough, Juliet Stevenson needs no introduction. Having starred in a wide range of popular films and creative projects, Juliet is also a long-time Islington resident and campaigner for the rights of refugees and migrants. This #RefugeeWeek we asked Juliet to share her experiences of working with refugees […]

Arsenal in the Community on our collaboration to promote positive mental health among young people

Arsenal & Islington Giving

This type of partnership approach to supporting the community is invaluable and, in our experience, the most effective programmes have been those with like-minded organisations coming together to support a local need. For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re highlighting our collaboration with Brandon Centre and Arsenal in the Community to promote positive mental health […]

“Body & Soul have been a lifeline to me & my mental health through the pandemic”

Carys works for an Islington-based animal welfare charity and is an active member of the Body & Soul community, supporting their work with young people and mental health. We caught up with Carys following her incredible wild camping trip along the Jurassic Coast, which was made possible with funding from the Islington Giving Young Catalyst grant. […]

#LetsConnect: How Brandon Connect supports young men with multi-complex needs

Young person getting counselling

Brandon Connect in partnership with Arsenal in the Community, is a service co-funded by Islington Giving. The service provides vital therapeutic support to young people, whose progression in education, training or employment is being impeded by a range of mental health challenges. We interviewed Geoffrey Baruch, Project Clinician at Brandon Connect, who shared several examples […]