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STUDIO UPSTAIRS is a charity that offers provide positive, life-changing interventions for people with mental or emotional difficulties within an artistic therapeutic community.

Studio Upstairs is offering FREE places for Hackney residents experiencing mental or emotional health difficulties on 12 weeks peer support program. The programme is an opportunity to make art in a safe, open and creative studio environment, to meet new people and improve own health and  wellbeing through art.


-Adults (18+) who are experiencing minor mental health difficulties such as anxiety or mild depression and would like to engage in creative activities. [No prior experience in art-making is required].

-Self-referrals are welcome or can be brokered by GPs.

-To qualify for a free place the attendee must be a Hackney resident, otherwise there will be a cost of £30 per session.


Each session will be an opportunity for people to work on their own artistic interests while engaging in relaxed, open and friendly conversation with others in the group. The group will be able to proactively shape the content and theme of the sessions.

You will try out a range of artistic activities including drawing, painting and sculpting in a fully equipped art studio.  The participants will have a chance to meet new people, explore their creativity in a fun, friendly and supportive space. The sessions will be supported by Studio Upstairs volunteers and a trained member of the team.

WHEN: Every Friday between 1-3pm - for 12 weeks - First session 21/9/2018 - Final session 7/12/2018

WHERE: Studio Upstairs, Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN


Please EMAIL: with your name, address and contact details or complete the online form at

Telephone: 020 7503 1330

For more information about other Studio Upstairs projects or other group work that might be suitable for anyone who experiences mental illness - please do get in touch with us.

Self neglect and hoarding training available

Source By: LBH

This 1-day course is a follow-up to the half-day workshops that presented summaries of the research evidence on working with adults who self-neglect. It will provide a refresh on the research evidence. It will also focus on recent published safeguarding adult reviews.

7th of February 2019.
09:15 Registration
16:30 Finish




HSCF Representative Opportunity - Closing Date 23rd November 2018

Source By: HSCF

Our VCS Transformation Leadership Group is the policy forum and peer support group for all representatives.  VCS Transformation Leadership Group is working to ensure the voluntary community sector organisation are well represented in the integrated commissioning plannings.

We are seeking new representative to represent the following roles:

- CEPN - City and Hackney Community Education Provider Network


- Neighbourhood Steering Group


- Clinical Reference Group


If you wish to apply for any other of the above roles please click here HSCF_Application_rep_form.doc and send completed form to

The deadline to apply is Friday 23rd November 12pm. 

Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund- Closing date 3rd December at 12 noon

Source By: East End Community Foundation

The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training for residents in the London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.


The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 3rd December. If you would like to apply please contact the Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal.

An outcome will be available 10-12 weeks after the application deadline.

HCVS Trustee week

Source By: Hackney CVS

Trustees of Hackney charities are invited to an informal evening of networking and learning. Come and ear some very short presentations on some of the key issues that trustees need to be thinking about, and meet and develop relationships with your fellow Hackney trustees.


Hackney CVS Trustees' week event - Registration page

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