Transforming troubled lives together

Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma

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.

2022/23 Charity Impact Report

Welcome to our 2022/23 Charity Impact Report – sharing stories of Rebuilding, Relationships, Reach and , above all, Resilience.

202223 Charity Impact Report

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 located in Toddington, Gloucestershire and 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.

If you are looking to develop your organisation and staff, tackle a specific problem or looking for support in your role, we can help you find your way.

Events and Training

Upcoming Mulberry Bush Events and Training.

Reducing Exclusions: Early Intervention
Reducing Exclusions: Early Intervention

We have developed a model to reduce suspensions and risk of permanent exclusion for pupils who may be at risk of permanent exclusion. Read more

Advanced Special and Alternative Provision Headship Development Programme
Advanced Special and Alternative Provision Headship Development Programme

The NASS Advanced Special and AP Headship Development programme aims to provide additional professional nourishment and inspiration ... Read more

An Evening at Exeter College
An Evening at Exeter College

An exclusive evening at Exeter College, Oxford, on Thursday, 16th May To celebrate the end of our 75th Anniversary ... Read more

Our Eco-Vision

The Mulberry Bush is committed to being a forward thinking charity, for the sector, in minimising the impact of its activities on the environment, playing our part in creating a planet for future generations that is habitable and sustainable.

Stephen Fry

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Fry has agreed to become a Patron of The Mulberry Bush charity.

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.