About The Arbours Association

Our philosophy

The Arbours was established in the early 1970’s by Dr Joseph Berke and Morton Schatzman (et al) and influenced by thinkers such as RD Laing.  Through our therapeutic communities we aim to provide a non-institutional alternative to psychiatric treatment for individuals, where the autonomy and unique potential of each individual is respected.

Our primary interest is in working with people as individuals, rather than their diagnoses. This ethos informs all of our work in our therapeutic communities, psychotherapy and training programme. We encourage our staff and residents/patients to question both their own assumptions and that of the prevailing culture around issues such as gender, race, class and conceptualisations of both mental health or illness.

The Arbours works closely with other organisations including the NHS, social services, and private companies. We invite interest in our work and approach with respect to training for both individuals and groups, referral to our residential communities or our psychotherapy service.

The Arbours Association retains close links with our professional graduate body the Association of Arbours Psychotherapists. It is also a founding member organisation of the UKCP (CPJA section).


The Arbours Association

A long established mental health organisation based in North London (N8) urgently needs a full time Facilitator/Support Worker (£20,176 per annum)
FT (40 hours including 2 hours of paid study leave) + 2 sleep-in per week

The Arbours Association provides therapeutic communities (psychodynamic approach) and supported housing for individuals in emotional distress. We are looking to recruit a Facilitator/Support Worker to help further our work.

This is a varied post assisting people with mental health problems in a residential setting. The ideal candidate will have experience or formal training in mental health issues and/or psychotherapy and is looking for an alternative approach to mainstream care. Sleep-in work is essential. In-house training is offered with this post.

To request for an application pack, please send an email to: info@arboursassociation.org

Closing date for receipt of applications: 15/02/19
Interviews will be held on the 21/02/19

The Arbours is an equal opportunity employer
Charity No 263608