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The Mulberry Bush School is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care. Through research and its application, The Mulberry Bush School aims to develop and shape a research culture to influence practice within The Mulberry Bush Organisation and other schools, agencies and providers of care to vulnerable, traumatised children and their families.

Caryn OnionsThe Research and Development Department is headed by Dr Caryn Onions. Caryn has worked as a child psychotherapist at The Mulberry Bush School since 2004. Before that she worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and OXPIP (the Oxford Parent Infant Project).  Caryn originally trained as a social worker and has experience in adult mental health and child and family teams. Caryn has a Doctorate in Clinical Practice from the University of Exeter. Her research focused on the school’s work with parents and carers. Caryn is interested in linking research and practice and in therapeutic residential and foster care.

 

Discover more about our Current Research and Completed Research project papers.

 

 

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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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Latest News

70th Anniversary Reunion 31st August

If you are an ex-staff member or ex-pupil of The Mulberry Bush School, please do come to our 70th Birthday Reunion on Friday 31st August.  Send us a message to let us know if you are coming, or email jturberville@mulberrybush.org.uk We look forward to seeing everyone there!

The Mulberry Bush School 70th Anniversary AGM and Celebratory Lunch

Our 70th Anniversary AGM and celebratory lunch was a great success. The sun shone, the guests, speakers, patrons and staff all had a good time. The tent was festooned in bunting, the tables looked pretty with little half pint milk bottles of flowers, and the green looked charming with hay bales covered in cloth to more »

Mulberry Bush Membership of Family for Every Child

We are very pleased to announce that at a recent board meeting of Family for Every Child our progression to full member status was unanimously approved. They said: The board and committee were impressed by your enthusiasm, commitment and level of engagement with Family so far, including your attendance at online and face to face meetings, more »