UKASFP Annual Conference, Bath, 11th & 12th July 2019

UKASFP Annual Conference, Bath Spa University, 11th & 12th July 2019 ( not often the UK Association of SF Practitioners holds its annual conference in the South West – a good opportunity to engage with SF and some of the best in the international SF world.

Conference booking fee starts at £125 (for all 3 days) for UKASFP members/students/unwaged, and £155 for non-members. Check UKASFP weblink.

Zebra is in the conference planning team, and we’ll be delivering a Pre-conference Workshop on 10th July – free to all conference attendees (see below).


Resilience – must see documentary film: 14th May

On 14th May, 7.30 pm Zebra Collective & Plymouth Radical Cinema are collaborating to present Resilience – an influential documentary that explains just how much of an impact emotional trauma can have, drawing upon ground-breaking research on adverse childhood experiences – ACEs

The film provides a guide to how we, as individuals and in our communities, can tackle trauma – to minimise its incidence and to respond helpfully to those who have experienced it.

This is the first public screening of Resilience in Plymouth. We’re showing it in collaboration with Plymouth Radical Film:

Here’s the trailer:

Venue: Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Building, Plymouth University

(From North Hill it’s just behind the Sherwell Centre. Cycle racks outside. 10 minute walk from Plymouth rail / bus stations. Free parking available after 6pm in the Babbage car park and on North Hill. Here’s a link to the campus map:

If you want to eat before the film there are take-aways available on North Hill that include vegan options.  You’re welcome to use the tables and chairs directly outside the lecture theatre for this purpose.

Doors open: 7pm     Film & shorts: 7:30

Panel Discussion: c.9pm (for those who wish to stay) We will introduce Plymouth Trauma Informed Network and its efforts to promote awareness of and constructive action re this issue – both preventative and responsive.

Free entrydonations welcome, and will help to offset the cost of hiring the film.

Wellbeing in Nature – a social prescribing project

Wellbeing in Nature is a social prescribing project designed to facilitate the opportunity for groups of people to improve their health and wellbeing by coming together on a programme of nature-based activities.

The project is a collaboration between the Zebra Collective, Fotonow CIC and Greenwood Music CIC and funded by the Big Lottery’s Awards for All programme.

There are ten places per programme, with the Spring programme starting in June and the Autumn programme starting in September. Project starts on Thursday 13th June 2019

Wellbeing in Nature is informed by robust and extensive research about factors that can improve wellbeing and the cathartic experience of engaging with and within nature. The project is built around the Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.

Wellbeing in Nature is looking for participants who want to improve their wellbeing through a progressive programme that will allow them to connect with each other and nature; be active in the outdoors; learn new skills, such as bushcraft. greenwood craft, photography; take notice and practice mindfulness and  give through conservation work and supporting each other.

Participants will help design the workshops and the programme will start with an engagement and planning workshop.

The outdoor nature workshops will take place in Caradon Woods, a 40-acre semi-ancient Woodland Trust site managed by Greenwood Music.  Running alongside this participants will take part in media and photography workshops with Fotonow CIC at their Ocean Studios facility.

Over the course of the programme, participants will take part in woodland wellbeing workshops whilst capturing their experience using the media skills developed with Fotonow. At the end of the programme, Fotonow will support participants to ‘tell their story’ through video, photography and/or sound.

This is a fantastic opportunity for people to boost their wellbeing and thanks to the Big Lottery funding it will be completely free to all, including transport to the woods and a lunch cooked on the open fire whilst there.

“This project provides people with an opportunity to build their wellbeing and resilience through taking part in experiential workshops in nature and exciting media workshops. They will shape their journey and inform how the project develops to better offer a social prescription to the natural health service.”

Aydin Boyacigiller, Wellbeing in Nature Project Manager, The Zebra Collective

For more information contact: Tel: 07919 172804 email:


Anne Rambo Solution-focused Workshop

Cornwall and Plymouth Family Therapy Branch invites you to

Solution Focused Therapy and Family Therapy –

 Looking both ways

A  one-day Workshop with Anne Rambo

Monday 15th July 2019

9.30am – 4.30pm

Welcome Hall, 4 Fore St, Plymouth PL1 4DN

Run in association with The Zebra Collective and Livewell South West

Solution Focused Therapy has historical ties to the field of Systemic Family Therapy, and in particular to the work of the Mental Research Institute.

Is that connection of historical interest only, or can an understanding of Solution Focused thinking in a family context deepen our understanding of the model and help our practice?

This workshop will be of interest to Solution-focused Therapists struggling to apply strengths-based approaches in problem-saturated contexts and Family Therapists seeking to expand their knowledge and practice of strength-based approaches.

The workshop will be interactive, and will help Solution-focused practitioners learn how to draw on Systemic concepts such as complementary and symmetrical, to enrich their Solution-focused work – and Systemic practitioners might draw on Solution-focused ideas to enliven their Systemic work.

Anne Rambo is a University professor based in Florida, in the United States, and works primarily with ‘at risk’ youth. She is the author of three books for family therapists, one for overwhelmed parents, and multiple articles and book chapters on social justice and SFBT. She is happiest training beginning therapists to be systemic thinkers, solution focused facilitators, and social change agents, all at the same time.

Cost: £40 per delegate

 Street Parking available

To reserve a place please contact:  Plymouth Psychotherapy Department, 1st Floor, Centre Court,

73 Exeter Street, Plymouth PL4 0AH  Tel:  01752 435510  Email:

I wish to reserve a place on: Solution-Focused Practice & Social Change – Out of the clinic and into the Community on 14th March 2019

Cheque enclosed payable to:  Livewell Southwest CIC :  __________________________________________________________

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Run in association with The Zebra Collective and Livewell South West