Maintaining therapeutic relationships during lockdown. By Rhiannon Thomas

This article was originally published in CYPNow by Rhiannon Thomas on June 23rd 2020. Published with permission. The pandemic lockdown presented significant challenges for providers of children’s homes. Here, Rhiannon Thomas, therapeutic manager at St Christopher’s Fellowship (, outlines how its specialist therapeutic service helped staff working in the settings to maintain support for children … Read more

How do foster carers help young people with trauma? By Sarah McLaughlin

Children’s charity St Christopher’s Fellowship ( celebrate the amazing foster families who transform the lives of children every single day. Sharon is just one of these foster carers – here she tells her story of fostering three sisters. “Hello, I’m Sharon I have been asked to talk about my experience of therapeutic parenting as … Read more

Being Alone. By Keith White

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what has been termed “lock-down” in the UK, concepts such as “social distancing” and “self-isolation” have become common parlance.  Over time this has led professionals, academics and clerics to reflect on related words such as alone, loneliness, solitude, solitary, and confinement.  We know that different languages have … Read more

Online Catalogue for Therapeutic Community History Launched. By Nicky Hilton.

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The team at the MB3 Planned Environment Therapy Archives and Special Collections are delighted to announce the launch of the Service’s new online catalogue. For the first time you can independently search our collections from anywhere in the world using your computer, laptop or mobile device. The launch of the catalogue is part of a … Read more