About U.matter

As U.matter comes to an end, we wanted to reflect back on the last four years and highlight some key milestones…


Project launch, consultation and networking phase: attending and contributing to local health events e.g. LCC Health and Wellbeing strategy consultation workshops, Big Health Connect and other community events.

2017 - 2018

Exploring events, activities and partners: Free Film Nights, Lived Experience Talks, Local park events, Yoga at Botanic Gardens, Open Mic Night at The Donkey and more.


Launched UoL Yellow Book with Rethink Your Mind. Find out more


Established rolling programme of U.matter events and partners: Mind Apples, Yoga & Drawing for Wellbeing, Local History Cafe, Film Nights, plus…

  • Founded GDC Gallery space
  • Remedies and Reason Exhibition and events
  • Play Domino, Talk Prostate comic and video
  • Developed website and partner-led content


Partner support during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included supporting the following events adapt to a virtual presence…

  • Mind Apples
  • Writing & Drawing for Wellbeing
  • Local History Cafe
  • Infant Feeding Cafe
  • Comedy Asylum

We also launched a number of new virtual events  with new and existing partners, including:

  • Arty Social
  • Elder Tree
  • Online Creative Arts
  • Online Creative Writing

Meet Our Amazing Partners

Emma Fay

Julian Harrison

Katherine Brown

Lydia Towsey & Scott Bridgwood

Pamela Campbell-Morris

Tim Sayers

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