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The Nurturing Families Project: An Interim Report

This report describes Flourish’s pilot project to explore the integration of psychotherapy and advocacy to help highly-challenged families. Introduction The aim of this project, which is in its pilot stage, is to evaluate whether the integration of counselling[1] and advocacy could help highly-challenged parents (who are currently unable to access or benefit from existing services) […]

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Putting Families First: Helping the Parents to Help the Child

This Flourish Position Paper argues that parents are being overlooked in the quest to improve the mental health of children and young people.  It is a lost opportunity. Introduction   In the UK, it is increasingly recognised that there is an epidemic of mental health problems in children and young people.  The government regularly announces

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Book Reviews

Andrew Garman reviews two books that explore the different ways in which the modern world impacts mental health. Sedated: How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis, by James Davies (Atlantic, 2022) As an anthropologist and a psychotherapist, Davies is well-placed to see both the detail and the big picture behind the still-burgeoning mental health

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