DCMS blog

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent charity CXK gives young people practical skills

Pauline Smith

, December 13, 2017 — Civil Society

CXK Chief Executive

At CXK, we deliver a range of programmes to enhance young peoples’ skills, designed to help 16-25 year olds and particularly those who are vulnerable and not in education, employment or training (NEET). The aim if for participants to develop the vocational skills and confidence they need to progress into meaningful and sustained education or…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Music in Mind tackling mental health

Mark Davyd

, — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

Mental health problems and mental illness in children and young people are far more prevalent than most people realise. Approximately three children in every classroom have a diagnosed mental health issue and the children and young people referred to support services have a range, or combination of, extremely complex mental health difficulties. These can include…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rediscovering self-worth with Woman’s Trust

Heidi Riedel

, December 12, 2017 — Civil Society

CEO Woman's Trust

Woman’s Trust provides free, confidential and non-judgemental mental health support to women across London who have been affected by domestic abuse. 1 in 4 women in the UK will experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, something that can have a serious, long-lasting effect on women’s mental health and which is recognised as the most prevalent…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Charlie House is changing young lives

Sorcha Hume

, — Civil Society

General Services Manager, Charlie House

Charlie House is a small charity based in the North-East of Scotland; supporting babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions and their families.   Making the most of every dayWe provide support by organising activities for the whole family. Some of our favourites are ice skating, bowling and sensory discos, but…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind

Thomas Fishenden

, December 11, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing Apprentice, Maidstone & Mid Kent Mind

We are Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind – a mental health charity local to Maidstone which is affiliated with the national charity, Mind. We work hard across Swale, Ashford, Canterbury and Maidstone to deliver a variety of person-centred services which focus upon providing people with accessible support when they are experiencing a mental health or emotional…

International cooperation is vital for Internet of Things security

Madeline Carr

, December 10, 2017 — Digital

Dr Madeline Carr is an Associate Professor of International Relations and Cyber Security at UCL

In the second in our series of blogs covering our work on cyber security, Dr Madeline Carr, an associate professor at UCL who is part of the PETRAS Internet of Things Research Hub, explores the international policy dimension of Internet of Things (IoT) security. PETRAS has contributed extensively throughout the DCMS Secure by Default review.One…

V & A in China: Values of Design

TimReeve

, December 7, 2017 — China

Deputy Director and COO of the V&A

Last weekend, a major milestone in the history of the V&A was reached as we celebrated the opening of our first gallery overseas, as part of the new cultural hub Design Society in Shenzhen, China.It is a project that brings a pioneering partnership to fruition – the first of its kind between a UK museum…

#LocalCharitiesDay: stem4 is tackling teen mental helath

Nihara Krause

, December 5, 2017 — local charities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO stem4

Our aim at stem4 is to support teenage mental health, raise awareness, build resilience and encourage early intervention. Founding stem4I founded stem4 in 2011, after the death of a 16 year old who had anorexia nervosa and whose school I became involved with in my clinical capacity. Since then we have extended our scope to…

Treasure Island: how the UK records buried treasure

Dr Michael Lewis

, December 4, 2017 — Culture

Head of Portable Antiquities & Treasure at the British Museum    

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Treasure Act 1996, which became law on 24 September 1997. The British Museum has been working with museums across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to celebrate the Act, with those involved making a special effort to highlight Treasure finds through display and outreach events – known as…