People United and Compton Verney want to commission an artist or artist collective to celebrate and explore how humour can positively effect emotions and behaviour. Where The grounds of Compton Verney, an art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. When August– September 2020.  The successful artist(s) will need to be available to start immediately with most […]

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For the final piece in our Navigating with Kindness, COVID-19 response series, our CEO Janice McGuinness reflects on the series as a whole in the context of where we are now.   Janice wanted to respond to the prompt card “Celebrate”, pictured below and with the following prompts: Celebrating together builds confidence, trust and meaningful […]

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For the penultimate piece in our Navigating with Kindness COVID-19 response series we asked the young people from Newington’s Chill Club to reflect on life during lockdown and what it means to them moving forward.   Chill Club is a weekly youth club for children and young people aged 10-18 years at the Newington Community […]

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In April 2020, at the start of lockdown, People United invited those living and working in Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and the surrounding areas to take part in a collaborative online project,  ‘Kind Canterbury’. We asked people to notice, capture and share acts of kindness and to tell us about everyday heroes doing wonderful things […]

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In this response to our Navigating with Kindness series, poet Carly Jennings shares some personal reflections through her poetry.   Carly Jennings is a writer, author and poet. Her health crisis (of over 20 years) has been the catalyst for her creativity, kickstarting her passion for exploring wellbeing and mindfulness. Her knowledge – and resolve […]

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The latest piece in our series of responses to prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness was written by social psychologist and People United associate Julie Van de Vyver.     Julie chose to respond to the card “Step in or step back?” (pictured above), along with the following prompts: There are times when […]

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In this response for our Navigating with Kindness series, Tom Andrews reflects on what it really means to listen.   Tom Andrews is the Head of Member Support at ACEVO, supporting Chief Executives of charities and social enterprises across the UK. He is a coach, facilitator and also a counsellor at Pilgrims Hospices. He previously […]

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People United is interested in exploring the kinds of positive place-based interventions that create or support connectedness and encourage kindness. This is an opportunity to spend a day or two imagining and designing new visual and physical creative artworks, objects, and interventions that could positively influence human behaviour in shared spaces.   Kind Places & […]

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The latest piece in our series of responses to prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness was written by Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus and CEO of the KECC (Kent Equality Cohesion Council), Gurvinder Sandher.   Kent Equality Cohesion Council (KECC) works in partnership across Kent with both the voluntary and statutory sector to […]

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To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we asked artist and former People United participant Symone Crouchman to contribute to our series of responses to prompt cards from our resource Navigating with Kindness.   Symone was a creative champion during People United’s community-led arts project The Best of Us. She chose to respond to the card […]

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