Stuart Low was a young Islington man who sadly took his own life in 1997 after failing to find the help he needed to cope with schizophrenia.
His death prompted local people to form the Stuart Low Trust (SLT). Their aim was to create social therapeutic activities for vulnerable, local people.
How we help
Most of our activities take place in the evenings or at weekends, when people may be at their lowest ebb and many services are closed.
“Sometimes just getting your activity flyer in the post keeps me alive.” Stuart Low Trust Participant
We are proud of what we have achieved in Islington since we were formed in 1999, but we think that there is more that we can do.
Over the years we have been fortunate to have support from the local community as well as several London-based and national organisations.
External achievements have included:
- London Health Commission award for Mental Well-being in 2010
- One of three featured charities in the Cripplegate Foundation’s Unlocking the potential: Volunteers in Islington report in 2010
- PQASSO accreditation in 2011
- Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2015
- SLT volunteers recognised at the Voluntary Action Islington Awards in 2016
- Healthy London Workplace Charter in 2017
- Team London Award 2018
The Sunday Philosophy forum was featured in the Guardian’s Comment is Free section in 2013.
The British Medical Journal chose the Trust as its small charity of the year for 2014 and then repeated it every year.
Be part of our history
We very much appreciate the contributions that past staff, volunteers and trustees have made.
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