1. Hope is a way of being – what could that mean for communities?

    Oliver Townsend

    Head of Partnerships and Practice

    At Platfform, we believe hope is a way of being, a process. It is why we are excited that we have received funding from the Moondance Foundation for two years of a ground-breaking project in the Caerphilly area.

    03 April 2023
  2. Systemic abuse in helping services impacts all of us

    Dr Jen Daffin

    Community Clinical Psychologist - Trauma Informed Practice Lead

    We must stop putting the issue of mental health onto the person and blame them or think of ‘them’ as second-class citizens but we must recognise the role adversity, trauma, distress and injustice have on our mental health.

    21 November 2022
  3. The cost of living, and the cost of delay: why deeper change is needed now

    James Radcliffe

    Head of Public Affairs and Influence

    'The energy price cap, while welcome, won’t address the fears of those dreading winter in a cold house. It won’t stop their savings being eaten away. And it won’t undo the damage done to our collective health’ - our Head of Policy explains the need for deeper change.

    04 October 2022
  4. Anti-racism: where we’ve got to.

    Reehana Joiya

    I am working to create change at Platfform, to ensure that there is an equal playing field for all, and to help make us an organisation that reflects a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.

    14 December 2021
  5. Radical changes, made together: the New Systems Alliance

    Oliver Townsend

    Head of Partnerships and Practice

    We are committed as a group of organisations, to change. We will break down the barriers that people face, we will hold a mirror to our own shortcomings, and we will build consensus for a new way.

    10 November 2020
  6. Kindness as the new black?

    Guest Contributor

    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
  7. Why language matters

    Bryony Shannon

    Practice Development Officer

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

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

    Johann Hari


    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