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3 March 2021

Creatively minded and green

David Cutler
Many arts and mental health organisations combine the healing powers of creativity and nature. David Cutler rounds up a few here - from the quiet places in Manchester to some of the UK's most beautiful countryside.
Arts
25 February 2021

Racism, the arts world & me

Dolly Sen
Featured in our new report, this article by artist Dolly Sen is a powerful testimony to the toll of racism on mental health and a call to action to the arts world to address racism and lack of representation.
Arts
15 February 2021

The power of Freedom of Information requests: National AIDS Trust

Lisa Vanhala and Jacqui Kinghan
National AIDS Trust (NAT) used Freedom of Information requests to uncover the extent of unlawful pre-employment health questionnaires in London's social care sector and worked with providers and regulators to change practices.
Strengthening Civil Society
4 February 2021

New Baring Foundation funding for racial justice

Lucy de Groot, Baring Foundation Chair
The Baring Foundation will be committing a minimum of £3million of new funding over the next five years to support a focus on racial justice in its grant-making.
Other
21 January 2021

Theatre for Life’s young actors use film & theatre to reveal their experiences of hidden disability & mental health

Michelle Smith, Theatre for Life
Theatre for Life was one of 87 organisations awarded a grant in our first Arts & Mental Health grants round last year.
Arts
18 January 2021

Introducing Creatively Minded: The Directory

David Cutler
This new Directory includes around 250 - mainly arts - organisations working in arts and mental health. David Cutler explains how it started and what it includes.
Arts
15 December 2020

Strengthening Civil Society: a year in review

Jannat Hossain
As we bid farewell to 2020 with the hope that next year will be better for all of us, we take a look back at our work over the past year to support civil society to use the law to achieve change.
Strengthening Civil Society
23 November 2020

In the spotlight: Chris at Unlock

Jannat Hossain
In the spotlight profiles some of the people behind our grants. In this blog, we spoke to Christopher Stacey, co-director of Unlock, which amplifies the voices of people with convictions to help them rebuild their lives.
Strengthening Civil Society
17 November 2020

An Artist in Time: Margaret Busby

Baring Foundation
Margaret Busby is an editor, writer, and this year, the Chair of the Booker Prize judges. She was also interviewed in The Artist in Time, commissioned by the Foundation, which celebrates the lives and work of artists born before 1950.
Arts
16 November 2020

In the spotlight: Joeli at Pregnant then Screwed

Jannat Hossain
In the spotlight profiles the people behind the grants. For this blog, we spoke to Joeli Brearley at Pregnant then Screwed, a charity she founded to tackle the motherhood penalty.
Strengthening Civil Society