Hackney Engagement Project

The Hackney Engagement Project exists to help improve the quality of life of individuals and families affected by sickle cell, living in and around the London Borough of Hackney.

If you live in the London Borough of Hackney or the surrounding areas, and would like support dealing with areas of your life affects by sickle cell then please get in touch by contacting the Engagement Project Officer, Stephanie Erivo on: stephanie.erivo@sicklecellsociety.org

Event: Artistic Express

Artistic Express is an event put together as part of the Hackney Engagement Project commissioned by Hackney council.

It’s an opportunity for teenagers from the borough of Hackney and nearby boroughs between the age of 13 – 18  to express their thoughts and experiences of Sickle Cell in a fun and creative way through different forms of art.
 
The main workshop on the day will be hosted by Rap Therapy, a UK registered social enterprise that uses rap as a therapeutic tool to train young people to be creative and positively express themselves. Their mission is to improve the creativity, positive expression and mental health of young people, which in turn prevents social tragedies. They have successfully worked with over 3000 students across over 35 different youth establishments in England. This includes delivering impactful workshops that challenge young people to be as creative as possible pushing them beyond their known limits. Their workshops are impactful due to their understanding of how to relate to young people, especially as our team of presenters/rappers are role models in their communities.
 
There’ll also be food, fun creative activities, games and prizes on the day. 
 
Find out more and book your free place here: https://artisticexpress.eventbrite.com

ENGAGE: Hackney Sickle Cell Community Forum

The Hackney Sickle Cell Community Forum has been created as part of the Sickle Cell community engagement project in Hackney, to give members of the Sickle Community the opportunity to voice their opinions and share their views and experiences in order to help shape the project.

We will discuss issues such as; ways to improve the support offered, what is available for those with Sickle Cell in the borough, new and ongoing events and activities and much more.

Refreshments will be served.

The forum will take place every 3 to 4 months.

Find out more here: https://engageforum.eventbrite.com