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On becoming Platfform

Ewan Hilton

Chief Executive

We don’t need policy tweaks or shifts. We need large scale transformation of mind-set and system.

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  1. #BlackLivesMatter – on calling out and calls to action

    Ewan Hilton

    Chief Executive

    I hold my hands up that public silence was not the right move. I hope I have conveyed why we took that stance and, more importantly, what we are doing as an organisation to create the deep change needed inside Platfform, the sectors we work in and wherever we can create change for the better with communities.

    09 July 2020
  2. Listening from Lockdown

    Charlotte Waite

    Director of Transformation & System Change

    As some of us emerge from our four walls and others from the relentless work on the coalface we want to dive in to how this is all feeling and what sense we can make of it.

    03 July 2020
  3. Kindness as the new black?

    Charlotte Waite

    Director of Transformation & System Change

    If a kindness lens helps us reflect more compassionately on our own motives for being and doing then that can bring enlightenment, which can, in turn, motivate change, it has for me.

    21 May 2020
  4. Let’s be cautious about kindness

    Ewan Hilton

    Chief Executive

    Kindness on its own doesn’t quite cut it for me. It glosses over the really tough stuff. The pain, the poverty, the generational unemployment, abuse, violence and structural inequality that many people face every day.

    19 May 2020
  5. Tips to share with children to help them cope with the new normal

    Elizabeth Gregory

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    We are used to life staying pretty much the same – doing the same things, going to the same places and seeing the same people. That has changed with Coronavirus; and we are all having to get used to life being very different.

    08 April 2020
  6. Why language matters

    Bryony Shannon

    Practice Development Officer

    Language is the most powerful tool we have. Let’s use it well.

    09 March 2020
  7. This could be why you’re depressed or anxious

    Johann Hari

    TED

    In this thought-provoking talk, journalist and author Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world - as well as some emerging solutions.

    22 January 2020