A Coordinated Approach to Preventing Placement

By Lori Moore, Manager of U.K. Network Partnership, 1st May 2018

Police and professionals get called out to the home. Family members are about to give up...

Her family life was marked by violence. Family members felt so hopeless and unsafe, they constantly rang the police and other professionals for help. Professionals felt so hopeless as she and her family continued to pull on the limited resources of the community. More calls-outs came to the police from her home than any other. Everyone reached the conclusion the only solution was to place the girl in care. 

How school expulsions could be fueling the rise in youth violence

Wigan MST Helps Prevent Placement

By Garry Blackburn, MST Supervisor, 17th April 2018
This young boy was headed to placement, but MST helped him remain in the home


Kyle* made it clear to his parents that they had taken “everything away” from him and didn’t understand him. He took out his anger by getting into trouble. Stealing, joy-riding, using drugs, hanging out with friends who were bad influences. And the police constantly knocking on the door.

A Letter to Families Beginning MST

By An MST parent in the UK, 27th March 2018

A mother counsels others on the benefits of MST

By the time a family enters Multisystemic Therapy (MST), the downhill journey into despair has been going on for a long time. They feel alone and without hope. A mother in the U.K. certainly felt like that.

3rd European MST Conference, Malmö, Sweden - Early bird rate closing soon!

9th January 2018
The 3rd European MST Conference will be held at the Clarion Hotel & Congress Malmö Live.
This conference is great for anyone who is currently working with an MST programme, standard MST or an adaptation, or is in the process of bringing an MST programme to their community. This includes: therapists, supervisors, programme managers, administrators and stakeholders.

'Don't be left in the dark: children and young people's mental health'

7th February 2018

Click here to read the Local Government Association's short guide to children and young people's mental health, part of the 'Don't be left in the dark' series.

Children's Mental Health Week

5-11 February 2018
This Children’s Mental Health Week, children, young people and adults are being encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness. It’s all about #BeingOurselves!
When we have a positive view of ourselves it can help us to cope with life’s challenges, and recognising the different qualities of others can allow us to connect with those around us – which is vital for our own and others’ wellbeing.

Can new partnership keep vulnerable children out of care?

By Kim Thomas, 2nd February 2018

Five London boroughs, backed by a social impact bond, will offer therapeutic support to at-risk children and their families.

To read the full article, please visit the Guardian website

How MST is helping children at risk. By David Derbyshire, Director of Practice Improvement, Action for Children

By David Derbyshire, 30th January 2018

To read the full article, please visit the Children & Young People Now website

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.

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...