The SHM Foundation works globally to bring about positive social change through projects in the areas of learning and citizenship, health and the arts.
The Foundation aims to provide communities and individuals with the practical tools they need to develop innovative solutions. It uses knowledge from the humanities and social sciences to understand human motivation, and draws on academic disciplines, from philosophy to anthropology, to address social challenges.
The Foundation believes in the importance of working in partnership. It uses its resources and financing to forge new alliances which, in turn, attract the resources and financing of other organisations. The Foundation uses these partnerships to empower groups of people to bring about economic and social transformation.
The SHM Foundation actively seeks partnership with those who share its aims.
The Foundation was set up in November 2008 by Professor Maurice Biriotti and Professor Henrietta Moore, who co-founded the strategy and insight consultancy SHM Productions, based in central London, in 1996.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is celebrated for the stand she made for intellectual and spiritual freedom. As a nun in 17th-Century Mexico, she was not a typical freedom fighter. At the time, women were barred from University. Read more...
Rhiannon Armstrong makes participatory performance, installation, and co-created artworks for and with those who do not necessarily think of themselves as art audiences. Art in and for workplaces is a programme. Read more...
Project Khuluma aims to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of using text messaging as a means for social networking and support among adolescents living with HIV in South Africa. Read more...
Since his appointment as the SHM Foundation's Composer in Residence, composer Stuart Hancock has worked on a brand new English song-cycle that reflects the qualities of British life today. Read more...
The LOOP was set up by the SHM Foundation in order to give learners a stronger voice in the education system. It enables learners to write reviews of their schools and colleges, and get their views listened to by institutions. Read more...
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Educate & Celebrate wins funds to tackle HBT Bullying
Posted on 24 March 2015 by Elly Barnes
Schools, students, parents and head teachers that have received training and resources from Educate & Celebrate are in agreement that it has a winning formula when it comes to making schools LGBT+Friendly. The charity will soon be extending its successful programme to a greater number of schools across the UK as it has been awarded funding from a £2 million government fund designed to help schools tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) bullying.
Elly Barnes, CEO and Founder of Educate & Celebrate, expressed her delight at the award:
‘The £214k we have been awarded for 2015 means we can do more of what we do best – advocate inclusivity and make schools LGBT+Friendly! Surveys repeatedly show that staff and students in schools face completely unacceptable levels of LGBT+Phobia and I am therefore pleased that the government has ring-fenced funds to address this. Our winning proposal will engage all staff, students, parents and governors in the change process by embedding good practice in both the primary and secondary school curriculum, as well as in the wider community. (more…)
As a recent graduate of the Global Mental Health MSc programme at King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, I look back on the year as one of the most stimulating and rewarding of my life. One of the best parts of the course was the ability to choose a topic of interest and develop it into a research question for the course’s Summer Project. This gave me the ability to conduct some research on the use of mobile technology in improving the wellbeing of people in resource-limited settings, a subject that has long interested me… Full Story