Social impact bond initiative launches to reduce number of children in care

16th January 2018

MST Helps Keep Son at Home

By Beth Liddle, MST Programme Manager, 21st November 2017

She didn't think MST would work, but now this Scottish mum is grateful she gave MST a chance so her son could remain at home

What do families think about MST?

8th November 2017

Please visit the "What families say" page for an insight into how the MST programme is viewed by the families who have experienced it at first hand.

World Mental Health Day 2017

10th October 2017

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017. The overall objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilise efforts in support of better mental health.

The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

Nine Strategies Families Can Use to Help Their Children Succeed

By Maura McInerney, 26th September 2017

School season can be stressful. Here are 9 strategies for families to help their children succeed in school

MST Involves the Whole Family in Treatment

By Laura Jurasek, 14th September 2017

Stella and Paul were losing control of their adopted son, Charlie.

He was becoming violent and affecting the whole family. Luckily, they found a partner to work alongside them and keep their family together.

Stella and Paul have children ranging from age 37 to 12. Their two youngest, Brenda and Charlie, were adopted from foster care and have special needs.

Implementation Science article of the month

Changing Behavior Takes Time and That's True for MST

By Lori Moore MST Services, 5th September 2017

Staying the course with Multisystemic Therapy

Treating Young Sex Offenders with MST

By Denise Whetzel, MST-PSB Consultant & Sarah Reeves, MST-PSB Supervisor, 22nd August 2017

MST for Problem Sexual Behavior works with young people engaging in inappropriate sexual behaviour

The sexual behaviour of young people is often difficult to fathom, even more so when that behaviour harms someone else. Estimates suggest that nearly a quarter of reported cases of child sexual abuse are committed by an individual younger than 18. Victims are often younger than the perpetrator and known to them, either as a family member or family friend.

Research published from MST for Problem Sexual Behaviour (MST-PSB) trial

7th August 2017
The STEPs-B research team are pleased to announce that the findings from the STEPS-B trial have recently been published by the Department for Education.

MST Therapist Stands Out as Clinician and Father

By Donna Stenton-Groves, MST Supervisor, 3rd August 2017

His humility shows first and foremost

Let’s talk about Fuzi Bradshaw—an outstanding MST clinician and father.

When you first meet Fuzi, you are struck by his humility. He talks with humble pride about the work he does with MST families in the Nottingham community of England. He talks with that same pride about his own family and the lives that he is shaping as a father.

EIF newsletter: Innovation & evaluation, social care, youth & gangs

28th July 2017

This month's EIF newsletter includes a case study on MST in Manchester, click here to read more about Manchester's story...


An independent evaluation of the feasibility of using MST FIT in the UK has now been published!

6th July 2017

Multisystemic therapy for family integrated transitions (MST-FIT) helps young people aged 11 to 17 return to the family home from residential care.

The study aimed to:

  • identify the issues in implementing MST-FIT
  • determine whether it is a feasible intervention
  • identify other groups for whom it may be suitable

Click here to read the report

Understanding Cultural Differences to Achieve Success with MST

20th June 2017
When a therapist gets a new case, other professionals will sometimes warn, “there are cultural issues.” 

But what are “cultural issues”? 

I got the “cultural issues” advisory with a new case. The social worker described the girl’s poor behaviour as “very cultural.” Whatever that meant. So, alongside the usual startup work, I set out to find how her background might be driving her actions and poor choices.

A bit of background 

MST CAN in the Netherlands - a short film

From MST Services "In The Loop - Issue 2" 27th May 2017


In her own words. One mum shares her story of her MST treatment

By Kashmir Goddard, MST Therapist 23rd May 2017

Her relationship with her 14-year-old son had broken down. She argued with her own parents because they had different parenting styles, and she felt like she could no longer go to them for needed support. Most of all Mum was scared. It seemed as if it was too late to turn things around, no matter what she did. Mum was convinced that she had lost her son. She was convinced rules, consequences and rewards would only make things worse. 

What was she to do?

An insight into MST in Wigan

By Garry Blackburn, MST Supervisor 19th May 2017

An MST Champion Does Whatever it Takes 

Sometimes, it takes a leap of faith. Sometimes, it takes several.

Two years ago, Wigan (a large, former mining town in the north of England) had lots of hard-working and innovative services, but not Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Wigan took a leap of faith and commissioned its first MST team to work with complex cases on the edge of care.

MST Strives to Understand the Cultural Experience of Families

Karen (Therapist) 4th May 2017

Sometimes the key to engaging a family is knowing where they come from...

An Effective Model for Child Abuse and Neglect

27th April 2017
Just the thought of a parent becoming violent toward his or her child causes a pretty visceral reaction in many people. Most of us love and want to protect children, and the subject of child abuse and neglect makes us feel helpless and hopeless. What can be done with and for a parent who beats a child?
There’s no doubt that it’s a challenge. But there are options other than removing the child from the home.

Nottingham City MST Therapist honoured for his work with young people

19th April 2017

Click here to read the CAMHS in Nottingham City Spring Newsletter