Creative relationships – Co-production in Therapeutic Child Care and Education

Creative Relationships Conference: Co-production in Therapeutic Child Care and Education Thursday 21st March 2019 Wrexham Glyndŵr University and The Consortium for Therapeutic Communities present this exciting and innovative conference – the 5th annual event. This year’s event will see a change to the structure with a mixture of performance and presentations and the use of small, facilitated … Read more

Film Screening: “Resilience – the biology of stress and science of hope”

The Mulberry Bush, in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University, are hosting a screening of the film “Resilience – the biology of stress and science of hope” on February 6th as part of Children’s Mental Health Week (#childrensmentalhealthweek). Full details and tickets are available here:

Have you booked your ticket yet? Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma Best Practice Forum

IRCT BPF, 7 December 2018: Assessing needs and measuring change to improve outcomes for traumatised children We are delighted to extend an invitation from the Earl of Listowel, our Patron, to attend the next Institute of Recovery from Childhood Trauma Best Practice Forum on the 7th December 2018 at the House of Lords from 11.30 to 13.30. There … Read more

World record attempt to help only child in the UK with rare form of cancer

A very special world-record attempt will take place in Telford, Shropshire, on Sunday 14th October to help raise money for potentially life-saving treatment for the only child in the UK with a rare form of cancer. Near Haploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia affects just 0.5 per cent of children in the world – and little Zac Oliver, age four, from … Read more

New Book: Shame. By By Dr. Joseph Burgo

Free Yourself, Find Joy and Build True Self Esteem An empowering look at the shame experience which is universal, misunderstood and frequently rooted in childhood contains an important lesson about who we are or the person we’d like to become which if we resist, we lose an opportunity to grow. Most people think of shame as … Read more

Crowdfunding for ‘Your Life, Your Story’

Caregiver Amanda Knowles MBE and care experienced Rosie Canning Author and Doctoral Researcher are seeking support to fund a unique annual event: ‘Your Life, Your Story’, a literary festival bringing care experienced adults together with published authors, artists and poets. Find out more and how to fund this initiative here: crowdfunding/amanda-knowles- ylys  

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths

For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths. Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse highlighted as factors Most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with child Many happen following a sudden change in family circumstances The research was conducted by academics … Read more

Charities must do more to protect children online

Matt Broekhuizen, Managing Director and Founder of CRM agency Table 19, argues that more needs to be done to shield children from the dangers of the online world. Children’s internet use has hit a record high in recent years, but with so much of the content they consume being regulated, there are ongoing debates about just who … Read more

8th International Learning From Action Working Conference 2018

DECISION-MAKING AND ACCOUNTABILITY at The 8th International Learning From Action Working Conference 2018 The focus of this Working Conference is on making actions meaningful by considering them part of a different language. This takes place by transmitting individual and group communications which have not been expressed verbally because they were unconscious or not yet wholly conscious. For … Read more

Therapeutic Community & Therapeutic Environments Practitioner training

Developed by leaders in the field of enabling and therapeutic environments, this course is aimed at anyone working in a therapeutic environment. Designed for practitioners at all levels in NHS, Criminal Justice System, Education & Care systems, the course offers basic theory leading to workshops and advanced practitioner sessions. Read more about the training courses … Read more