We’re campaigning on issues that matter to us.

Fighting Fibroids

Sisters suffering in silence

“Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb.” (NHS UK)

We want to help improve the experiences of women living with fibroids & further contribute to a gap in knowledge about the condition which is said to develop more frequently in African-Caribbean women.

We believe that as a community we need to work collectively to address this silent rising battle that so many sisters are facing, often alone.  Through our work, we seek to demand breakthrough knowledge creation & learning whilst maximising the opportunity to advance research & insight by:

-Developing an annual community wellness hub, providing transformative wellness spaces providing informative & engaging physical activities, workshops & live demonstrations.

-Aligning our working practices to national campaigns on fibroids, womb health conditions and gynaecological conditions.

-Actively raise awareness through speaking engagements, on-line campaigns & media broadcasts.

We know many sisters battle this condition in silence.  We will use our expertise, collaborations with partners & enlist support from our wider network of wellness brands to reduce the impact of fibroids in the community.

What we’ve done so far:  Collaborative Partnerships,  Annual Fibroids Series – Community Wellness Hub, Caribbean Retreat (2019), International Women’s Month 2018, Speaking Engagements (2017, 2018).

We’re #PressingForProgress with #Fibroids during #IWD2018 and beyond.  Get involved here.

Childhood Obesity & Mental Wellness

Growing through the diaspora

“In the 10 to 11 age group, Black African, Black Caribbean, Bangladeshi, and Other Black children were the most likely to be overweight”  (Public Health England, 2018)

We want to initiate interdisciplinary programs to address childhood obesity & mental wellness in the community.  We will build & enhance partnership working with the local community to deliver such programs targeting our children and young people through:

-Developing a series of school holiday wellness hubs, providing transformative wellness spaces that offer informative & engaging physical activities, workshops & live demonstrations.

-Aligning our working practices to national campaigns on childhood obesity, youth mental wellness and physical activity.

We have observed the reduction of play centres and spaces for young people to engage in meaningful activities over the past two decades.  We will use our expertise, collaborations with partners & enlist support from our wider network of wellness brands to reduce the impact of childhood obesity & increase mental wellness in the community.

What we’ve done so far:  Mapping of Key Partners, Building on Existing Partnerships,  Pilot Project (2019)

We’re supporting the #SaveBridgePark campaign led by the Stonebridge Community Trust.  Read about it here.

Healthy Ageing

Windrush Wellness & Dementia

WHO defines Healthy Ageing “as the process of developing and maintaining the functional ability that enables wellbeing in older age”. 

We want to initiate interdisciplinary programs to address the wellbeing of the Windrush generation of elders & those living with dementia  in the community.  We are planning to build & develop partnership working with the local community to deliver such programs targeting our elders through:

-Create an annual wellness hub in celebration of National Windrush Day that offers informative & engaging physical activities, workshops & live demonstrations.

-Contribute to government consultations about the handling of the Windrush generation and encourage other organisations to do the same.

-Collaborate with organisations and charities targeting people from African and Caribbean communities living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia in the UK.

We have observed the Windrush Scandal and a rise in incidents of dementia amongst our elders.  We will use our expertise to continue planning for this campaign.

What we’ve done so far:  Windrush Compensation Scheme Consultation, Critical Analysis of UK Dementia Policy (2019),  National Windrush Day (2019)

We acknowledge the Windrush National Day of Action on Saturday 23rd February 2019.  Read about it here.