Looking for videos about boarding?

See the Documentaries section under Resources. You should find a range of topical television documentaries about boarding from the 1980s to the present day. These videos are hosted on YouTube, etc.

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Online therapy ‘gave me a way to cope’

One type of support that is on offer for people with mental health issues is internet-based therapy, which involves chatting to someone and getting advice online.

Graham Satchell has been to meet Nick Martin, who has benefited from this way of treating depression.

BBC News

Season’s Greetings

Boarding Concern would like to wish our website visitors all the best for the Holidays and a peaceful and healthy New Year 2017.

We would particularly like to thank our Supporters for their donations during this past year. If you would like to support our work, please click here.

This past year, we have:

  • held our Conference
  • launched our updated website
  • continued to support former boarders, their partners and others affected by boarding
  • attended numerous events, including book launches
  • published our newsletters

We thank those of you who have used our Contact Us forms to send us your feedback on our new website. We welcome your suggestions and comments as we continue to develop this site in the months ahead, particularly the Boarding Today section.

Since launching, we have heard from journalists and broadcasters that our Boarding News section is now the “go to” place for the real news about UK boarding.

The New Year 2017 promises to bring us all new challenges. We hope to publish a book of women’s stories of boarding and speak at the University of Brighton conference in September. Keep an eye on Our News page for more details of what’s happening in the New Year.