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Time 2 Talk wins the HSJ Award!

on Thu 19 Nov 2015

We are thrilled, delighted and incredibly proud to annouce that our 2 year project at Park View school - Time 2 Talk - has won the HSJ Award 2015 in the category of Innovation in Mental Health!

Trupti attended the gala evening on behalf of the deep:black team last night and collected our award with representatives from all the other project partners - Park View School, Haringey Adolescent Outreach Team and Youth on Youth Media.

We are excited to explore what this means for the project and for the development of our work in the field of mental this space!

deep:black in Germany

on Sat 14 Nov 2015

Tomorrow half of the deep:black team will make their way to Munich to deliver the first of two workshops for students of Social Pedagogy at the KSFH.

We will be runnning 'Working Close to the Edge' - our flagship course that explores conflict and shares tools for communicating in conflict. After Munich we will be travelling to Benediktbeuern, deep in the Bavarian countryside, to the deliver the second workshop.

Conflict Matters Conference

on Wed 21 Oct 2015

Petra and Polly are on their way to Brussels this morning to represent deep:black at the Conflict Matters conference in Brussels.

The deep:black team will be sharing learning from our participatory arts project 'The Fox and the Tiger' and facilitating conversations about how the arts can be used to work with conflict.

The annual conference is organised by the Evens Foundation and explores a crucial yet often neglected question: how can we learn to manage conflicts in a constructive way – in schools, in families, in society?

We are delighted to be able to contribute our experience to such an important event and look forward to hearing about it on the team's return!

Judging Day

on Wed 7 Oct 2015

Yesterday we were proud to present Time 2 Talk before the panel of judges for the Innovation in Mental Health award as part of the HSJ Awards.

We presented the project in a team of three and shared some of the journey we have been on and how we've approached the work. The judges asked the team some really interesting and thought provoking questions about the project and how we see it being replicated and what our dreams for deep:black in terms of this project are!

We came away feeling relieved, proud and heartened that whatever happens in terms of winning the award we did our very best in sharing the power of our work.

The winner will be announced at the ceremony on Weds 18th November...

Shortlisted for the HSJ Awards

on Fri 18 Sep 2015

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards.

Time 2 Talk, our 2 year pilot whole school approach to emotional well-being at Park View School in Tottenham, has been shortlisted out of 1600 entries in the Innovation in Mental Health category. 

The awards, created in 1981, are the largest celebration of excellence in UK healthcare, highlighting the most innovative and successful organisations, people and projects in the sector. For more about the awards and the shortlist.

We will be presenting Time 2 Talk to a panel on 6th Oct so watch this space...