Welcome to the Hanwell 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Hanwell as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Hanwell with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
We had a peer pressure work shop which 19 young people attended, they learned about relationships, drugs/alcohol, how to feel confident in not getting involved in something that you do not want to do. We have done a Mental Health Workshop which 10 young people attended and said it was very interesting, they enjoyed learning about how broad mental health issues can be from depression to Schizophrenia. We then had a Gang Violence and Crime Awareness Workshop which 16 young people attended, this was very informative and encouraged them to pursue their dreams and goal and not to be lead astray by the thought of quick and easy money that most times leads to crime and often prison.