Find information about free community-based programmes.

HERON  supports a variety of projects that highlight health inequalities using different forms of media, such as art, photography, performance and podcasting. The network hosts conferences, seminars, public talks and other events to talk about health inequalities with a variety of stakeholders.

The following projects are run by the HERON Network:

The goal of Up & Running is to promote exercise as part of the holistic and integrative approach to mental wellbeing and include principles of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (connect, learn, be active, give and take notice).

To do this, we aim to introduce young people to new activities through free training and taster sessions in boxing, running, football, general strength and conditioning, yoga, mindfulness and more! In addition, we aim to connect young people in a social, fun and non-judgmental environment.

Those attending will be entered into a prize draw to win £25 sports clothing vouchers.

SELPh designs and delivers participatory photography groups for people experiencing and recovering from mental illness as well as other socially excluded groups that give voice and provide platforms for dialogue around health and well-being.

How has COVID-19 impacted you? HERON (Health Inequalities Research Network) is running a new FREE online photography project to explore and record this. Contribute your photos to their gallery to have your say and use photography to reflect on your current experiences.

This project is open to anyone aged 16+ and living in the UK. HERON invites you to send us 1-3 photos each week about your experiences in lockdown. Submissions will be added to a public gallery on the HERON website and also on SELPh’s Instagram page (@selph_online).

In collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre, poet Jemilea Wisdom-Baako of Writerz and Scribez and artist Kay Rufai, S.W.I.T.C.H. is a project aimed at reaching audiences that feel excluded from conventional arts organisations, exploring how to increase arts participation. It involves removing barriers by placing the art in community hubs such as barbershops, youth provisions, salons and restaurants – going to people rather than expecting them to come to us