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Thank you to Francis Hamel

Francis Hamel, the renowned artist opened his beautiful studio at Rousham to show and sell his pictures. His generosity raised £5,000 for the Mulberry Bush.


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MBS attends Community Care live

The Mulberry Bush Organisation was at the Community Care Live Children and Families Event.


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Christmas Sale

The Travelling Souk Christmas sale was held at Little Faringdon House, near Lechlade raising just under £3,000 for the Mulberry Bush.


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JD attends YJB

John Diamond attended the Youth Justice Board (YJB) annual youth justice convention in Southport.


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Film Premiere in Standlake

The premiere of the film Fangs which the Mulberry Bush children made with the Standlake primary school children was held in Standlake School Hall. The film is a musical horror, and the children had enormous fun making it.  


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What is therapeutic?

John Diamond talked about developing training for residential work and the role of the Mulberry Bush foundation degree in ‘therapeutic work with children and young people’ at the Tavistock Clinic conference – “So what makes it therapeutic?”


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MBS attends Conference

Andy Lole, Headteacher and Carol Day, Head of Group Living attended the Conference of Special Schools (NASS) in Manchester. Subscribe to the journal of the Association of Therapeutic Communities (ATC); ‘therapeutic communities’ for the latest papers on innovative mental health practice. John Diamond has published articles in recent editions 30 (2) and 30 (30).


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Arch Bishop opens MBS playground

We were very honoured when His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury visited the school and officially opened our wonderful new adventure playground. The event was attended by kind supporters who had helped to raise the funds to build the playground.


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Women of the year Lunch

Our eighth annual Mulberry Bush Oxfordshire Women of the Year Lunch was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. We were delighted that Baroness Hayman the first Lord Speaker in the House of Lords made such a fascinating speech. Our other speaker was going to be Nell Gifford who created and runs her own circus but more »


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Team MBS enters triathalon

August 1st We had a wonderful team entering the London Triathlon – they are Julie Walker, Jilly Bullock and Rob Cook who entered the “Sprint” 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, and Liz Harper, Ian Lapworth and Susannah Sheffield who competed in the ‘Olympic’ 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run. They all work more »


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feature-school The Mulberry Bush Outreach

Behaviour Support for Schools and Professionals helping those who help others. National Specialist Outreach for Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD).


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By improving the life chances and social inclusion of traumatised children and young people, we create long-term benefits to society by reducing anti-social behaviour and its impact on families, schools and communities.

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Our free alliance whose aim is to share knowledge about therapeutic care for children and young people, and to support the use of reflective practice and research, in order to improve service quality and ensure excellent outcomes.

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