Transforming troubled lives together

Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma

We’re excited to be part of The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge this year which means that donations up to our target amount, made towards our refurbishment appeal via The Big Give’s website between Tuesday 30th November and Tuesday 7th December will be doubled.

All donations raised from this appeal will make a huge difference to emotionally traumatised children at The Mulberry Bush School, helping fund the refurbishment of the houses where the children stay during term time.

Welcome to
The Mulberry Bush

Our work transforms the lives of all those affected by childhood trauma, through specialist therapeutic services.

Our belief is that we have something special that we want to share with others and from which many could benefit.

Founded in 1948, we are proud of our strong Therapeutic Community heritage and continue to build on how it informs our practice and services, enhancing the links between; Practice, Teaching and Research.

Our organisation

The heart of the charity’s practice expertise is The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake, Oxfordshire.

The Mulberry Bush is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care.

MB3 (The Mulberry Bush Third Space) is the National Centre for Reflective Practice. Located in Toddington, Gloucestershire it offers a ‘haven and reflective space’ for meaningful experiences.

The Mulberry Bush Outreach service provides training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or vulnerable children, their families and communities.

Events and Training

Upcoming Mulberry Bush Events and Training.

“Delinquency is a sign of hope”? Turning on the light in the darkest times
“Delinquency is a sign of hope”? Turning on the light in the darkest times

Maintaining hope and keeping going when working with distressed children. Read more

Experts by Experience – The Power of Relationships
Experts by Experience – The Power of Relationships

Listening to and learning from the experience of recovery through relationships. Read more

Online Open Evening for the FdA in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People
Online Open Evening for the FdA in Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People

An online open evening to find out about the Foundation Degree course, meet the team that run it and ask us any questions. Read more

Impact report

Follow our work and share in our success stories by reading our latest Impact Report.

Help us transform troubled lives

We rely on your donations for building improvements, many outreach services, research, new service developments or any of the fun, extra-curricular activities which many other children take for granted and which emotionally-traumatised children so desperately need.