Transforming troubled lives together

Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma

Stephen Fry

We are over the moon that national treasure and friend of The Mulberry Bush, Stephen Fry, joined us for a chat recently to explore all sorts of wonderful topics and ideas.

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.

Stories from the Archives: Radicals, Activists and Anti-Psychiatrists!
Stories from the Archives: Radicals, Activists and Anti-Psychiatrists!

Back by popular demand! This session will bring to life the stories of Sylvia Pankhurst, Dr Martin Luther King, Dr Joseph Berke among ... Read more

Stories from the Archives: Celebrating Women in Therapeutic Childcare
Stories from the Archives: Celebrating Women in Therapeutic Childcare

For Women’s History Month this session will be showcasing the collections at the PET Archives and the National Childcare Library to ... Read more

Stories from the Archives: Life at the Cassel Hospital
Stories from the Archives: Life at the Cassel Hospital

As the Cassel Hospital celebrates its centenary we will explore what life was like as a patient and member of staff in the early half ... 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.