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Visitors' Day - The Acorn Progamme

The Acorn Programme is a Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) informed Therapeutic Community.  The programme uses intensive psychological therapies for women who engage in self-defeating behaviours including self-harm and disordered eating to cope with emotions and with relationships. Many have experienced trauma or abuse. 

The programme has been treating women for about 10 years and in 2007 received validation from a national professional organisation, The Community of Communities in partnership with The Association of Therapeutic Communities as the first ever therapeutic community to be accredited.

On Wednesday 29 September 10.00 am - 4.30 pm we are holding a Visitors’ Day for healthcare professionals to join the Community for the day and hear our patients’ perspective of their time on the programme and a tour of the unit and grounds. 

If you would like to attend please email marketing@theretreatyork.org.uk or call Louise Clarke on 01904 420910.