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Ever since William Tuke opened “The Retreat” in 1796, mental health has been a Quaker concern.  Located in York (UK), The Retreat was the first mental hospital to pioneer humane methods for treatment of the mentally ill.

Friends House Moscow were pleased to partner with The Retreat to bring education on cognitive behavioural therapy to professional psychologists and psychiatrists in Moscow.  More recently, we have translated and published the story of The Retreat in the Russian language.

Centre for Psychological, Medical and Social Support, Dzerzhinsk

The Centre is an educational establishment funded by the Dzerzhinsk city council. Together with an NGO “Family and Law”, it has started a number of new initiatives to help families and children using seed funding from Friends House Moscow. One project aims to support vulnerable teenagers at risk of suicide.