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We are delighted to report that Jasper Bouverie has joined our Advisory Board

Jasper has a broad media expertise as a writer, magazine editor, radio producer for the BBC (Radio 4 and the World Service), short film maker, website builder and podcast producer.  He has already helped us think through our developing media strategy and his further contributions will be very valuable as Flourish Network moves forward.

We are pleased to announce that Kate Wilson is joining our Advisory Board

Kate is passionate about education in disadvantaged settings and has already been helping us better understand the education scene and its challenges and opportunities.  A former teacher and deputy Head, Kate now has a regional role in the Department of Education.  Her many connections and understanding of policy on the mental health of children and young people will prove to be increasingly valuable to Flourish.

We are delighted to welcome Dr David Mitchell to our Advisory Board

David is currently an Associate Professor at Northeastern University London (formerly New College of the Humanities). He has taught at Leicester, Cambridge and London Universities.  Besides his academic career in philosophy, David has worked in international development and consulted for the UN.  His experience of the application of philosophy in the realms of ethics and politics is proving invaluable to Flourish’s development.

Flourish receives a £6,000 grant from Sussex Community Foundation to extend the Nurturing Families project in Hastings, Sussex.
Flourish receives a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund to extend the Nurturing Families project on the Wirral
We are pleased to welcome Rachael Hardman and Harvey Lidstone-Lane as Non-Executive Directors of Flourish

Rachael brings broad experience of counselling in disadvantaged communities and an appetite for developing new approaches.  Harvey’s broad experience of talking therapies and his grasp of relevant philosophical concepts offers a further strengthening of the interplay between theory and practice.

We are pleased to announce that Prof A.C. Grayling has agreed to become the first member of our Advisory Board

Anthony Grayling is one of Britain’s best-known philosophers and has made many insightful contributions to the public debate about ethical and political matters.  His input to the development of Flourish is eagerly anticipated.

Flourish begins the Nurturing Families Project, with pilot studies in Hastings and on the Wirral.
Flourish Network is founded as a CIC with Dinah Purton, Della Austin and Andrew Garman as directors.
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