Acting Deputy Head of Healthcare at HMP Holloway, Chrissy Reeves, joins the discussion about evidence and research.

Chrissy Reeves, Acting Deputy Head of Healthcare at HMP Holloway will be joining Nadia Somers on the 4th May to discuss evidencing our work. Chrissy will be telling us a bit about the research that is being conducted at Holloway.

Here is an example of some of the research Chrissy and Nadia have done together about hospital transfer times.

President’s address handed over to mother of Newtown shooting victim.

The White House, Washington

Hello, everybody —

Each week, like many presidents before me, I sit down to record a short address to the nation. It’s something I take very seriously because it offers a chance to bring focus to an issue that needs to be part of the national dialogue.

But today, I’ve asked someone to take my place.

Francine Wheeler is a mother. She and her family live in Newtown, Connecticut. Four months ago, her six year-old son Ben was murdered in his elementary school, along with 19 other children and six brave educators.

Joined by her husband David, Francine shares her perspective about the steps we can take to reduce gun violence and prevent the kind of tragedy she understands all too well.

It’s a message that every American should hear:

Watch Francine, then join her in speaking out to make our country safer.

This week, because people like Francine and like you got involved, the U.S. Senate took a step forward on commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence.

And that’s good. Because this shouldn’t be about politics. This is about doing the right thing for families that have been torn apart by gun violence, and for all our families going forward.

But we’ve got a lot of work to do before Congress finishes the job.

So if you believe that we can take sensible steps to protect more of our kids from gun violence and protect our Second Amendment rights, stand up and join us.

Just visit to get started:


President Obama

Exile, the power of bearing witness and the written word: a moving forum

This Saturday’s forum was beautiful, moving, insightful and thought provoking. It was a tremendous example of what we are trying to achieve with the SFF; bringing experience and humanity together with theory to inform how we work and how we understand our work. Thank you Nasrin and Karen for your immense contribution.

TheRefugee VoiceNasrin and Karen provided a rich talk that dealt with many themes; the mind and body, oppression and depression, exile and loss of attachment, the importance of having a voice and that voice being heard. The talk was so rich that we will be added a discussion page for our forum members to connect with the material. Plus Nasrin & Karen have kindly agreed to let us post there talks on the SFF website. Watch this space, they shall follow shortly.

THIS SATURDAY: Working with Refugees

We are delighted to have Nasrin Parvaz and Karen Rowe speak about working with refugees.


Nasrin is a human and civil rights activist and author. She has written Beneath the Narcissus, based on her imprisonment in Tehran between 1982 to 1990. She has an a degree in Psychology, an MA in International Relations and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. Find out more about Nasrin in our Speaker Spotlight feature.

Karen Rowe has been a  Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer and Consultant for over 20 years. She is currently Course Leader for the MA in Psychotherapy at Regents College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, Regents Park, London.