We believe change happens through collaboration. Our aspiration is to add value to the world by working with others. Here are some of the things we do:
Safer London work to prevent and address gang violence, vulnerability and sexual exploitation. We are working with them to co-develop a new therapeutic service to meet the mental health needs of young people.
Problems solving booths were the idea of a young person that turns help-seeking on it’s head. we tested this concept with lots of partners in the Uk and internationally. we have now given the concept away for you to try - Read about what we have learned here.
Barnardo's have provided protection and support for the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people for over 150 years. we love that they involve young people in decisions that affect theIr lives. We are excited to be partnered on a small piece of work on Criminal Exploitation, Serious Youth Violence and Gang Work in London.
street to scale has a vision to change the way funding happens. we have been testing the idea of youth led banks for the past year. Please get in touch if you are interested.
States of mind is a mental WELLBEING social action project for young people in education. its purpose is to empower young people to learn about mental health. we are part of the steering group for an early intervention project in a college in harringay.
Thrive London is a citywide movement for mental health, supported by the Mayor of London and the London Health Board. We tested and developed Problem Solving Booths with Londoners whose voices are seldom heard.
Ashoka supported owls in co-developing a strategy to help share stories that have a social impact. They enabled us to capture and act upon emerging insights.
Wytham Hall is an ABSTINENCE-based Supported Housing Project in North london. we co-developed a model of working that is psychologically informed, providing flexible and ACCESSIBLE THERAPY. We hope it's a model that can inform future working within this sector.
Camerados is a social movement that believes two things are missing from most services helping people with tough times: Friends and Purpose. We co-developed the Living Room concept to help make it a global phenomenon. read more here.
Subway therapy is a movement that begun in new York to encourage citizens to express their views in subway stations. We partnered with TFL and BTP to test this concept in the uk. we are interested in partnering with people who use public spaces creatively within the community.
we partnered with Camden Council to find new ways of working with the community. This work included exploring how Camden can be the first London borough of mutual aid. we also co-created Problem Solving Booths to learn how they can add value to young people living in care. read more here.
Shared intelligence Help clients tackle some of their most challenging issues through research and policy change. We co-developed 'rhyme Time' a programmeto help mums with their mental health in Libraries across Essex.
Owls are lucky enough to be invited to contribute to events and conferences around the world to talk about their ideas. We also teach about influencing policy on doctoral training courses. Get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Caitlin Griffiths led a participatory-art project that aimed to improve well-being and tolerance through knowledge of how we form our identities. we participated as part of the expert panel, which informed workshops with 100 young people (14-17) across 5 schools in Camden.
Ratio are trying to understand how relationships help people face life’s challenges and work with innovators to test and scale new ideas to promote social connection and so improve public policy. They have been our learning partner on Problem Solving Booths, Camerados and Street to Scale, using what they call an Era 3 approach.