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.
Project Ember is a collaboration between the Mental Health Innovation Network and The SHM Foundation, created to help mental health innovation grow and thrive in low- and middle-income countries.Read more...
Project Insaka is a collaborative initiative of the SHM Foundation and Zambart, aimed at addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of HIV positive pregnant and feeding mothers in Lusaka, Zambia.Read more...
Project Khuluma: A mobile phone support group initiative to address the mental health and wellbeing needs of HIV positive adolescents in South Africa. Read more...
We are working with Corazon Taqueria on a literacy project called ‘Me Late Leer ‘in two primary schools in Mexico City. This project involves over 200 students between the ages of 6 and 10 years old. Read more...
Zumbido Health targets three key populations at risk of mental ill health.Read more...
The Marakwet Education project aims to improve the transition from primary to secondary and secondary to higher education with the ultimate aim of enhancing citizenship and improving livelihoods. Read more...
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We are delighted to have been awarded the ViiV Healthcare Prize in associate with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) and United Nations Every Woman, Every Child (EWEC) “Retention of Breastfeeding Mothers Challenge” at the United Nations General Assembly in September.
The SHM Foundation and Filmpark have collaborated to make a 6-minute documentary, showing how difficult it is for a young adult to discover that they are HIV positive, how they cope with stigma and what their aspirations are for the future. (more…)
To mark World Mental Health Day on October 10 2016, the Country Mile Comedy Club, fundraising for the SHM Foundation, presents a new night of comedy from some of the brightest and best stand-up and sketch comedians around.
The Troubadour hosts a stellar comedy line up, headlined by stand-up Phil Wang (‘Daphne Sounds Expensive’, ‘Have I Got News For You’), who is joined on the bill by sketch duo The Pin, preparing material for the third series of their BBC Radio 4 show, stand-ups Catherine Bohart (BBC New Comedy Award 2016 Finalist and Funny Women 2016 Awards Grand Finalist), and Sarah Keyworth (Funny Women Awards 2015 First Runner Up), and sketch triangle Two Plus Ones, fresh from their Edinburgh Fringe debut ‘Mothers’. (more…)
The SHM Foundation’s Project Khuluma works with youth living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa to address their mental health and wellbeing needs.