Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis

The CPJA is a College of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. It has an individual membership of over 1800 practitioners and brings together 30 Organisational Members, most of which offer training courses. It is the largest organisation of psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and Jungian psychotherapists in the UK.

What kind of psychotherapy do CPJA members offer?

All members of the CPJA believe that unconscious processes shape our behaviour and our lives. Broadly speaking this means that we don’t know as much about ourselves as we think we do.

The unconscious is, as the word suggests, ‘un’-conscious but manifests in dreams, symptoms and patterns of behaviour. Often we know these patterns are damaging to our selves and others, but we feel powerless to change them. More positively, the unconscious is also a source of creativity and imagination.

Members of the CPJA work with people with a very wide range of concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sexual and relationship problems, conflicts at work or in education, and loss of a sense of meaning and purpose in life. However, it is not necessary to have a specific problem but simply desire to undertake a journey of discovery. Read more here.

Are you looking for a psychotherapist?

Our members work with children, adolescents, adults and older people, with people with disabilities, with couples, groups, and families. If you are looking for a psychotherapist, please use our find a therapist page.

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The Next CPJA Meeting on Saturday 16 July 2016

The next College meeting will take place from 12.00 on Saturday 16 July 2016 at Channing Hall, Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2JD.  This is very close to the station and can be located on www.streetmap.co.uk.

This will be the first ‘regional’ College meeting and all members of CPJA are invited to attend.  Lunch will be provided at 12.00 and the pre-meeting discussion will begin at 12.30.  Martin Pollecoff, the new Chair of UKCP, will be present so this will e a good opportunity for members to ask questions about issues of interest or concern.

If you wish to attend please email cpjacollege@gmail.com to reserve a place.

 

Organised by The Freud Museum and the Archives of the Institute of Psychoanalysis 23 September 2016 – 25 September 2016 7pm-9pm (Fri); 9.30am-5.30pm (Sat); 10am-2pm (Sun) FREUD TODAY/FREUD TOMORROW

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Friday £15 / £10 (concs and members)
Saturday £70 / £50 (£5 reduction for members)
Sunday £40 / £30 (£5 reduction for members)

Whole event: £110 / £80 (£10 reduction for members)

EARLY BIRD BOOKING FOR COMPLETE CONFERENCE
Until 15th July

£95 / £70 (£5 reduction for members)

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Organised by The Freud Museum and the Archives of the Institute of Psychoanalysis

23 September 2016 – 25 September 2016
7pm-9pm (Fri); 9.30am-5.30pm (Sat); 10am-2pm (Sun)

FREUD TODAY/FREUD TOMORROW

New study finds no evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide

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New study finds no evidence of weekend increase in mental health patient suicide
Current government policy priority is to extend health services to a full ‘seven-day NHS’
The paper found that the incidence of suicide was 12-15 percent lower at the weekend
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A new study from The University of Manchester, prompted by current government policy for a ‘seven-day NHS’, has found that suicide deaths by mental health patients are actually lower at the weekends.

A current government policy priority is to extend health services to a full ‘seven-day NHS’, partly due to claims that patients admitted at the weekend are more likely to die because of lack of specialist staffing and services.

The new paper, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, is one of the first to explore the weekend effect in mental health. In contrast to previous studies of all hospital deaths, the paper found that the incidence of suicide was 12-15 percent lower at the weekend. The study was carried out by researchers at the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide.

Professor Nav Kapur, from The University of Manchester and the Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, led the study. He said: “We wanted to explore a possible weekend effect on patient suicide. We looked at specific groups being treated in hospital or the community who might be particularly vulnerable to changes in care. We actually found a markedly reduced suicide risk at the weekend. We also found a reduced risk in people who were admitted at the weekend.”

The researchers analysed 5,613 suicide deaths in England between 2001 and 2013. They examined deaths by suicide in inpatients, those who had been discharged from psychiatric hospital within the previous three months and those under the care of crisis resolution home treatment teams. By looking at the deaths and the days they occurred, they found that in all groups, suicide was less likely to occur at the weekend.

The study also investigated the idea of an August effect – a month when final-year medical students become doctors and junior doctors become a grade more senior. Some previous research has suggested this could affect patient care but the current study found no evidence of an increase in suicide during this month.

The study was unable to investigate causal reasons for the decline in deaths at the weekends, but the authors consider the possibility that because mental health services are more multi-disciplinary and community-based than some other medical specialities they are insulated from a reduction in the availability of doctors at the weekend. Alternatively the lower rate of weekend suicide could reflect increased social contact between patients and their families and friends.

It is also possible that in the case of a lower rate of death among admissions at the weekend, there is a lower threshold applied to admitting patients because highly specialised community services may not be as available.

Professor Kapur said: “Although the causes of suicide are varied and complex, we do know from our previous work that the way services are organised and staffed can have an effect. In this case however, our results did not suggest a weekend effect on suicide.”

Professor Louis Appleby, Director of the National Confidential Inquiry and one of the authors of the study, added that: “We should recognise that extending NHS services could have a number of potential benefits such as improving access to services, enhancing continuity of care, reducing morbidity, and improving the quality of care. However, our study of suicide in high risk patient groups does not support the claim that safety is compromised at weekends, at least in mental health services.”

The paper, ‘Mental health services, suicide and 7-day working’, was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.116.184788

CPJA member Patricia Morris’ west coast live radio interview about her book ” Love and Sex : 50 therapy lessons “

Listen to the author being interviewed by Sedge Thomson about her book “Love & Sex: 50 therapy lessons”, on West Coast Live radio –
“Relationships” show number 1171, 18 June 2016.
Click on “LISTEN” after scrolling down this link page:
http://www.wcl.org/index.php/past-programs-2016/363-june-18-relationships-show-1171

Patricia Morris, author of “Love and Sex: 50 therapy lessons”.
The interview starts at about 4.25 minutes.
The book can be purchased from Amazon as an e-book or paperback and from Daunt bookstores, UK.

Prof Linda Gask “podcast of my recent talk about experiences of depression, as a doc, patient and researcher, ” University of Oxford https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/psychiatrists-experience-depression …

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” The Independent ” on mental ill health in students May 17th

Student Life Health
Mental ill-health in students ‘rising and continues to rise’, report finds
Emergency ambulance call-out figures for University of York show rise in self-harm or suicide attempts

Aftab Ali Student Editor Tuesday 17 May 20160 comments
The prevalence and severity of mental ill-health among students on the nation’s campuses has been increasing and continues to rise, according to a report.

Comparing 2014 to 2015, 80 per cent of UK universities highlighted a noticeable increase in complex mental health crises among their student population.The report has been put together for the vice-chancellor of the University of York (UoY), Koen Lamberts, by the institution’s student mental ill-health task group. University surveys were carried out by AMOSSHE, the association representing university student services.

AMOSSHE said that, overall, almost 90 per cent of academic staff reported working on student incidents that had escalated to involve external authorities throughout 2015.

Findings have shown NHS mental health services are “regularly failing” to meet the needs of vulnerable people, including students, and warn: “Within the higher education sector, evidence from student services leaders points to serious gaps in mental health provision, with delayed and inappropriate NHS support for students in need of care.”

The three factors which have been cited for the rise in student mental-ill health over the past decade are the rising costs associated with higher education, a more difficult labour market post-graduation, and the rise in digital technology which has resulted in cyberbullying.

Although the report references figures for just over 50 universities, the scale of the problem has been highlighted at UoY.

According to ambulance call-out figures – from 1 January to 8 February 2016 alone – from the 24 emergency call-outs the university received, half were for self-harm or suicide attempts.

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Last year, 43 out of 134 emergency call-outs were for self-harm or suicide attempts.

In order to tackle the problem, UoY is aiming to enhance mechanisms for student feedback on current university mental health provision, establish an integrated website for mental health, ensure support for ‘first contact’ staff providing crisis support for students, and improve departmental capacity to support students also.

Furthermore, the university has said it wants to take a proactive approach to social media abuse in order to challenge the issue of cyberbullying.

Ben Leatham, president of York University Students’ Union (YUSU) and one of the report’s authors, described how the statistics set out in the report are “concerning” and set out “a compelling case” for action from the university, the NHS, and the city.

He said: “Students in York – like elsewhere in the country – increasingly need support with their mental health. University of York management has listened to the concerns raised by students and are taking action to try and tackle the challenge. I commend them for that.”

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Mr Leatham said the report is “a huge step forward” and has, rightly, been well-received by students. He added: “Alone, though, it will not solve the major mental health challenge that we have in York, it is only a first step.

“Real change and improvements to the quality and quantity of services will take time and will rely on further investment. This issue is close to the hearts of University of York students, and we will be watching progress with interest.”

Professor Koen Lamberts, university vice-chancellor and president, commissioned the York’s student mental-ill health task group to consider actions the institution could take to better support students whose wellbeing is compromised by mental ill-health.

He welcomed the clarity of the recommendations and pledged his personal support for their “swift implementation,” adding: “This is a very important issue for the university, and I look forward to working with colleagues from academic and support departments as we put in place the report’s recommendations.”

If you’re a student and feel you need help or support while at university, contact your university’s student services or students’ union advice service. You can also find out more about mental health support at Student Minds

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Student suicides at their highest level since 2007, according to Office for National Statistics Number has risen to 130 in 2014 – from 75 in 2007 – as Samaritans charity urges students to seek help Aftab Ali Student Editor Thursday 26 May

From “The Independent” The Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week have shown there were 130 suicides among both nations’ full-time students aged 18 and over in 2014, with the number considerably higher among men (97).

In 2007 – when the ONS started to record the student-related figures – there were 75 suicides.

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The statistics have come in the same week an inquiry by researchers at the University of Manchester found more than half of young people who took their own lives between January and April last year suffered school pressures and bullying and had previously self-harmed.

The inquiry’s director, Professor Louis Appleby, acknowledged that suicide is a leading cause of death in young people, and the impact on families is “particularly traumatic”.

He said: “We found the risk rose sharply from mid-to-late teens, and the reasons appear to be complex. There are often family problems such as drug misuse or domestic violence and more recent stresses such as bullying or bereavement, leading to a ‘final straw’ factor such as an exam or relationship breakdown.”

Student mental ill-health in the UK is nearing crisis point and was explored in a separate report this month. Put together for the head of the University of York, it revealed the prevalence and severity of mental ill-health among students on the nation’s campuses has been increasing and is continuing to rise.

According to ambulance call-out figures for the institution – from 1 January to 8 February 2016 alone – from the 24 emergency call-outs the university received, half were for self-harm or suicide attempts.

Three factors cited for the rise over the past decade were the rising costs associated with higher education, a more difficult labour market post-graduation, and the rise in digital technology which has resulted in cyberbullying.

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Professor Koen Lamberts, York’s vice-chancellor and president, pledged his personal support, and said: “This is a very important issue for the university, and I look forward to working with colleagues from academic and support departments as we put in place the report’s recommendations.”

Reflecting on the current situation, emotional support charity Samaritans said it is “a tragedy” that at university – a time when the world and opportunities should be opening up to young people – some find their problems overwhelming.

A spokesperson for the charity described how it is now talking to universities to find out the best way to provide support to students affected by suicide, and emphasised the importance of starting conversation at secondary level.

The spokesperson said: “We need to start early in secondary schools getting the message across to young people that asking for help is okay, and supporting others is too. Samaritans’ DEAL [developing emotional awareness and listening] teaches this in schools already and we want to extend it more widely.

“We need to reach young people who are not on the radar of the mental health services, and who slip through the net. It’s really important young people in distress and those bereaved by suicide are enabled to talk about it and get help.

“If you’re concerned about a friend or family member, start a conversation and ask how they are.”

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Samaritans added it will be running a pilot scheme with two universities this autumn.

The spokesperson continued: “Samaritans volunteers throughout the UK and Ireland already have relationships within higher education and provide round-the-clock support for students who are struggling, and our volunteers also run Step by Step which helps schools in the aftermath of a suicide or attempted suicide.

“Suicide is complex and there isn’t a single trigger, it can be any number of things and then one final problem that pushes someone over the edge. What is overwhelming to one young person may not be to another, but our priority should be to provide support and encourage students to seek help.”

Regardless of whether you’re a student or not, whatever you’re going through, please don’t suffer alone and call Samaritans at any time from any phone on 116 123 for help, support, and advice. It is free and will not appear on your phone bill

BAPPS Autumn Conference and AGM 26 th November ” SUPERVISION AND THE LAW “

AUTUMN CONFERENCE & AGM
Saturday 26th November 2016
Supervision and the Law:
Confidentiality, Record Keeping and Ethical Dilemmas

Dr. BARBARA MITCHELS

Supervisors hold a level of responsibility for maintaining good therapy practice, so need to understand the law, guidance and ethics relevant to their own practice and to assist their supervisees. Issues of confidentiality, record keeping and disclosures often present therapists with questions and dilemmas. These topics involve both law and ethics, and this workshop clarifies the legal and ethical principles and boundaries of our work. We include discussion throughout the day in large and small groups, and the use of scenarios and case studies to bring law and ethics into a practice focus. Participants are invited to share, if they wish, their own anonymised practice or supervision dilemmas around confidentiality, records and disclosures for discussion.

Topics in this workshop include:
• Should we keep case records?
• What makes a good case record or supervision record?
• Which documents would be included in a case record from a legal perspective?
• How long should we keep our records?
• What does the data protection legislation require of us?
• Lawful disclosures of client information.
• How should we make and record a referral or disclosure?
• Scenarios from practice

Dr. Barbara Mitchels PhD, LL.B., FBACP (Snr Accred) is a psychotherapist with the Watershed Counselling Service in Devon. A retired solicitor, Barbara also combines her legal and therapy experience in writing, workshops and providing a web-based resource and consultancy service for therapists at www.therapylaw.co.uk. Her special interests and research include post-traumatic stress, post war peace-making, and law and ethics in relation to therapy. This workshop is based on the popular book she co-authored with Tim Bond – Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy. 2nd Ed. London, Sage. (2014).

9.30 Registration
10.00 Welcome & Workshop (with mid-morning break at 11.15)
1.00 Lunch
2.00 Workshop
3.00 AGM
4.00 End

Non Members: £85 / Early Bird £75 /// BAPPS Members: £75 / Early Bird £60 / Retired members £45
Cost includes refreshments and hot lunch Early Bird deadline bookings to be completed by 5 October 2016
Cancellations Policy: 1 month = full refund • 2 weeks = 50% refund • 1 week = no refund

Venue: The Tavistock Centre, 5th floor Lecture Theatre, 120 Belsize Lane, London NW3 5BA

The Guardian june 29th ” The E U Referendum has caused a mental health crisis “

EU referendum

Opinion

The EU referendum has caused a mental health crisis

Jay Watts

Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and senior lecturer working in London. She writes widely, and tweets as ‘Shrink at Large

A vote about borders finds echoes in the body, triggering primitive anxieties. No wonder therapists are reporting shockingly high levels of despair and distress

‘The result has brought uncertainty to nearly everyone, including the leave campaigners who are quickly backtracking on their promises.’
‘The result has brought uncertainty to nearly everyone, including the leave campaigners who are quickly backtracking on their promises.’ Photograph: Kevin Coombs/Reuters

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In shrinks’ offices across the country, just as in homes, pubs and offices, people are trying to come to terms with the surprise and shock of the Brexit result. Strangers gather together to talk of how “the world is falling apart”.

Many people feel transported into a dystopian Britain that they “do not recognise, cannot understand”. Thousands are hatching plans to leave the country. Social media are full of suddenly violent flaming between former friends.

Therapists everywhere are reporting shockingly elevated levels of anxiety and despair, with few patients wishing to talk about anything else. Mental health referrals have already begun to mushroom. Why is the Brexit vote affecting us so personally? And, what does this tell us about the make-up of our psyches?

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First, we need to consider what we were voting about. The Brexit vote was always about identity and the boundaries between ourselves and others, be that our relationship with Europe and migration, or the expert and politician.

Anything connected with borders brings with it an association to the body, and the boundary between inner and outer. This elicits primitive anxieties, the fears of both annihilation and colonisation. Such fears are heightened in relation to the EU, which carries associations with our biggest cultural trauma, that of the world wars.

The EU, of course, was formed as an antidote to the extreme nationalism that had devastated Europe, and cost so many millions of lives. Its presence in the cultural imagination is one reason otherwise sensible people are using the world wars to attack people on the other side (“in voting leave/remain you betrayed our grandfathers”), and politicians kept on mentioning the Nazis.

For some, the EU remains a great stabilising force, balancing the wilder policies of political parties, nationalism and selfishness. To vote leave is seen as a betrayal of all that is good, our “safe haven” from peril.

By contrast, for others, the EU has become an obstacle to the British greatness that we imagine stopped us from being invaded in the wars. The EU here is the great intruder, interfering with our ability to keep firm foundations, a vessel on to which we project everything that is wrong with society.

The EU is thus a strange object. It holds a dramatically different place in these two narratives, as both what allows safety and what deprives us of safety. Our position here will often depend on our own family history and the transgenerational place of migration within it.

Our leaders may have assumed that at least half of the country would be happy with the vote. This was a fatal error, for the result has brought uncertainty to nearly everyone – including the leave campaigners, who are quickly backtracking on their promises. We might wish to run away from home when we are kids, but if we get too far it’s pretty scary. And similarly, we may think we can become a greater nation once more if we go it alone, but it’s near impossible to maintain this idea when so many are looking at us in horror. Our sense of identity is partially based on the looking-glass self we see reflected back at us, after all.

The strange and panic-stricken limbo since last Friday shows that people on both sides are still absolutely uncertain as to what has happened. And uncertainty is one of the most difficult states to inhabit. A famous experiment showed that people would prefer to get an electric shock now than a potential shock later on. We do our best to turn uncertainty into fear, by seeking an object to love or to hate, to pin our emotions to. And so, post-referendum, we search for someone to blame. This is not just a reflection of real political concern, but a basic effort to turn uncertainty into fear, which is always more manageable.

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Hence the repetitive attempts to impose a narrative that Brexit occurred because there were not enough experts, or because the experts weren’t good enough or passionate enough or sincere enough. While there may of course be some truth to each of these reproaches, we should recognise the underlying need to create scapegoats as containers for our destructive feelings at this time of profound crisis and uncertainty. That’s why implosions in politics so often follow explosions.

We must never act on an answer unless we can be sure we have asked the right question. The consequences of doing so, in psychiatry as one example, can be devastating. Our current levels of uncertainty do not suggest voters have responded stupidly, as current discourse continues to imply. To carry on suggesting so will only increase the levels of anxiety, hate and despair in society, as individual symptoms are inherently political.

Rather than allowing our uncertainty to act as a conduit to self-destructive and scapegoating behaviour, we must use it as a call to action, a clarion call to think more about the questions of belonging, safety and identity that lie behind the actions of both leave and remain voters.

If the vote tells us that traditional forms of governance have failed – and levels of malaise certainly suggest this – we must not act out our disquiet rashly in cutting links with the EU. Rather, we must use this moment to pause, and to explore new ways of relating to one another in a radically different world.

Deadline now gone for inclusion to UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors via grandparenting route

In case you forgot, the deadline for inclusion to the UKCP Directory of Approved Supervisors was 30 th June 2016. We apologise that we didn’t place a notice on our website .However all OM s were emailed about this by Jane Nairne.

Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion weekend 26/27 th November Malmesbury Wilts.

26th / 27th NOVEMBER 2016
VENUE: The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury
10 – 4.30 PM
With Carole Bosanko and Linda Thomas
Fee: £180 (Non- Residential) *Book with a a friend discount available
Carole Bosanko Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Mindful Self Compassion Teacher. HCPC registered
Linda Thomas Accredited Counsellor MBACP, Mindfulness Teacher, Mindful Self Compassion Teacher.
FOR BOOKINGS EMAIL:
Carole: cornerstones57@gmail.com
Tel: 07770 021584
Linda: linda@mindfulminds.co.uk
Tel: 07765 680618
Introduction to Mindful Self -Compassion Weekend
This ‘Introduction to Mindful Self- Compassion ‘weekend combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for wellbeing.
The course provides valuable, research-based tools that can help you integrate self-compassion into your daily life.
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves with kindness, like we would a good friend we care about. Self-compassion helps us to learn to accept our imperfections and learn to deal with life’s inevitable difficulties with more ease. It motivates us to make changes in our lives, start to care about ourselves and want to lessen our distress
The weekend will cover exercises that teach you how to be kind to yourself in times of difficulty. Through discussion, meditation and experiential exercises, you will gain practical skills to:
 Bring self-compassion into your daily life.  Boost happiness and wellbeing  Stop being so hard on yourself  Learn & practice strategies to respond in a kind, compassionate way when you are experiencing difficult emotions.  Practise Mindfulness  Help you make wiser and more flexible choices  Transform challenging relationships  Motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism  Embrace Your Life.
Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned by just about anyone!
There are no prerequisites for this workshop. If you’ve already done a Mindfulness course or are just interested in learning more about self-compassion, this is a great way to develop a selfcompassion practice in a more focused way. This workshop is suitable for the general public as well as to practicing mental health

ACCOMMODATION IN Malmesbury – The Queen of Hilltop Towns
Atop a perfect flat hill encircled by the River Avon at the southern entrance to the Cotswolds, sits Malmesbury, said to be the oldest continually inhabited town in England. Malmesbury is rightly called the “Queen of Hilltop Towns” being England’s oldest borough with a rich history over 1000 years.
Officially Malmesbury can be traced back to the fifth century, but modern excavations have revealed the remains of an Iron Age Fort, which casts the settlement possibly as far back as 500 BC. Malmesbury is also home to England’s oldest hotel, the Old Bell, which has been offering bed and board since 1220.

The honey stoned streets, a quaint tumble of 17th and 18th-century shops and inns bustle under the gaze of the imposing and beautiful seventh-century abbey. When St. Aldhelm founded the monastery the site soon became a place of pilgrimage and learning, and in the 10th Century, Athelstan, the first king of (all) England and grandson of Alfred the Great, made Malmesbury his capital. He is buried under the abbey grounds.
The abbey is also famous for its lovely five acres of gardens, a feast of formal landscaping and wild spaces dotted with fishponds that cascade into a valley carved by a tributary of the River Avon. A romantic oasis in the heart of the community, the gardens are often used for concerts and events through the summer.
The town with its medieval streets, old courtroom, and almshouses is lovely to walk around. In the marketplace you’ll find an elaborately engraved 15th-century market cross which is one of the best preserved of its kind in the country. You can also take to the scenic river path on a walking tour and learn some of Malmesbury’s colourful stories.
Malmesbury Abbey
Malmesbury Abbey stands proudly over the town of Malmesbury, the seventh-century abbey is one of England’s most historic sites and the town’s star attraction. The Abbey is at the centre of Malmesbury and can be seen for miles around.
In 1539 King Henry VIII dissolved the monastery, which at the time, was the centre of worship. It was bought by William Stumpe, who arranged for it to become the parish church, and it was consecrated as such on 20th August 1541. Since then it has been a place of worship almost continuously.
Abbey Gardens
The sprawling Abbey Gardens surrounding the abbey are famous for their beauty, walks, history – and particularly roses. The house on the site dates back to the 13th century.
The Garden has an extensive collection of roses – one of the largest in England. With the abbey as dramatic backdrop its five acres feature more than 10,000 plant varieties spread between formal gardens dotted with fish ponds and a wilder section that cascades into a valley cut through by a tributary of the River Avon.
The Old Bell Hotel
The Old Bell Hotel claims to be the oldest in England and has provided refuge for weary travellers since 1220. Today guests still find the sanctuary of a quintessential Cotswolds hotel, where old fashioned values include impeccable service, utter comfort and a focus on the pleasures of eating and drinking.
Athlestan Museum
Named after the first ‘King of all England’, buried in the nearby abbey, Athelstan Museum tells the history of a town built to a Saxon road plan on the site of a 4,500-year-old hill fort and the area surrounding it.
Situated a few minutes away from the historic abbey and Abbey House Gardens, this family friendly museum is located in the town hall facing the main town car park. The newly refurbished museum contains displays of local life and history.
Athelstan Museum, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, SN16 9BZ. Tel: 01666 829258.
Bremilham Church
Located on Cowage Farm, Foxley-cum-Bremilham west of Malmesbury, Bremilham Church is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest church in use in Britain. It measures just four metres by three point six metres.
Inside there’s scarcely room for a congregation larger than ten, seating for just four and no room for an altar. Only one service a year is carried out at the church – Rogation Sunday Service is held at Bremilham Church on the Sixth Sunday of Easter.
Westonbirt Arboretum
Westonbirt Arboretum is a few miles west of Malmesbury and is England’s finest collection of trees gathered upon a heritage landscape offering 17 miles of accessible paths fantastic for exploring, walking, relaxing and learning about nature.
Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8QS. Tel: 01666 880220.
Highgrove House
Highgrove House and Gardens, the private residence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
The Cotswolds home of Prince Charles, Highgrove Estate includes Highgrove House and Home Farm, which produces organic vegetables, beef and other produce – all of which are available locally. The nearest town is Tetbury where Highgrove shop resides on the High Street.
Lacock Abbey and Village
Lacock Abbey & Village is a 30 minute drive south of Malmesbury, Lacock is a village captured in time, a favourite Cotswold filming location for period dramas and films including Pride and Prejudice, Moll Flanders, Emma and the Harry Potter movies due to its painstakingly preserved historical streets and elegant abbey.
Bath
Bath is an iconic English city, unparalleled for its architecture, history and modern amenities and is just a 45-minute drive southwest of Malmesbury. Bath is the only designated World Heritage city in the UK.
The city is far more than museums and old buildings. It has a lively cultural scene with several festivals and all kinds of shows, concerts and exhibitions fi

Accommodation
MALMESBURY BED AND BREAKFAST

Lovett Farm B&B
Lower Moor Farm B&B
School House

The Lodge at the Rookery

MALMESBURY HOLIDAY COTTAGES & SELF-CATERING

Launch event with Adam Phillips: ‘Talking about clinical work’ Wednesday 28th September 7.30

Launch event with Adam Phillips: ‘Talking about clinical work’ Wednesday 28th September 7.30pm
The Clinical SITE
The Clinical SITE
8th Oct 2016 Working with couples Haya Oakley
12th Nov 2016 The impact of suicide Paul Gurney
21st Jan 2017
The responsible supervisor
Jim O’Neill
4th Feb 2017 Psychoanalysis & Truth Angela Kreeger
8th April 2017 Working with psychosis Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz
6th May 2017 Psychoanalysis & class Barry Wat
10th June 2017
Working with drug & alcohol addiction
Eric Harper
Time 2-5pm
Venue October Gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street Bloomsbury London WC1N 3AL
Cost £50.00 per workshop £40.00 each if you book 3 or more workshops
For more info, visit www.the-site.org.uk To book, email siteenquiries2015@gmail.com

Tweet from Professor Louis Appleby about men and suicide June 14th worth following !

louis appleby ‏@ProfLAppleby Jun 14
” Men, self-harm, crisis care, clusters, hotspots – what should be in a local #suicideprevention plan? Meeting @GM_HSC today. #MensHealthWeek ”
” Do we talk too much about talking? #SuicidePrevention in men means tackling debt, depression, alcohol, lack of prospects. #MensHealthWeek ”
” Every area should have #suicideprevention plan, can’t rely on outliers alone to bring down national rate: meeting @NICEcomms today ”