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.

RISE aims to engage young people on the topic of health inequalities, deliver research methods training and inspire young people to think critically about local community health. By creatively engaging local secondary school and sixth form students currently underrepresented on KCL undergraduate psychology and other health-related programmes, including nursing and medicine, the project also aims to encourage young people to stay in education and develop a career in science and health-related professions.

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

The Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Youth Awards are part of the wider Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) Youth Awards, established in 2013 and set up by Dr Margaret Heslin. The awards are open to all young people aged 15 to 18 attending schools in South East London. The winners receive a £50 book token and two days of work experience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London.

Applications for the 2020 intake are now open. Closing date for the applications is Closing date for applications: Friday 13th March 2020.

Learn more about the different type of awards available at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London and download the application pack.