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The Stuart Low Trust (SLT) is a health promotion charity based in Islington, north London.

We run a variety of activities to help improve people’s wellbeing, especially those experiencing social isolation or mental distress. These include:

A Friday Evening Event which runs 52 weeks a year and provides an opportunity to socialise, nutritious refreshments and a different presentation or performance each week.

A Saturday Project featuring arts and expression, gentle exercise, relaxation, mindfulness and life skills. 

A Sunday Philosophy Forum, led by experienced philosophers from a variety of backgrounds.

Monthly outings to places of interest in or around the capital.

A weekly Gardening Project at Culpeper Community Garden, Islington.

A programme of narrowboat holidays and trips throughout the summer months.

Occasional life and work skills workshops and training courses.

All our activities are either free or low cost. We welcome participants regardless of their circumstances or area of residence.

No formal arrangements are required to attend our events – just come along and check us out!

  • This Friday…

    Friday 3 July – Annual Celebration & Volunteer Awards

    Guest of Honour: Barbara Taylor, Professor of Humanities, Queen Mary, University of London and author of The Last Asylum (Penguin 2014).

    Barbara Taylor returns to tell us more about her experiences as a user of mental health services in the 1980s. From 1988 to 1989 Barbara was a patient in Friern Hospital in north London. Friern, which closed in 1993, was one of Britain’s oldest ‘lunatic asylums’. Barbara will describe her life there and compare the state of mental health services then and now, concluding with some reflections about the writing of personal memoir.

    Full details of all our forthcoming Friday Evening Events here!

  • Philosophy Forum

    Our friendly philosophy discussion group resumes on Sunday 27 September 2015, 4.00 - 6.15pm in Archway N19. Get in touch for more details.

  • Download our Annual Report

    SLT's 2013/14 Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded here.

  • Meet Hannah

    The Stuart Low Trust’s new manager, Hannah Kalmanowitz, has been interviewed for the Islington Faces blog. Find out more about Hannah’s long association with Islington and why she’s so pleased to be involved in SLT here!