Hold the date! Our 2018 Conference…


We will hold our 2018 Conference on 21 April 2018 in London. More information will soon be on its way to our supporters in our Autumn mailing.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please let us know by filling in the Contact Us form.

Brighton conference – Boarding School: Surviving the Syndrome

Great to see so many old friends and new at today’s event at the University of Brighton. Thanks to the organisers, the hosts, the presenters and the attendees. Especially the new ones.

Here we are arriving and getting settled. More news and photos to follow…

Next Boarding Concern Conference

For those attending the University of Brighton-organised conference this Saturday, we look forward to seeing you there. The conference is fully booked with a long waiting list.

We hope to announce a date for the next Boarding Concern Conference in 2018 in the next few days. Please check back here for the announcement. If you would like to be one of the first to hear, please use the Contact Us form and ask us to add you to our mailing list.

Boarding Concern Directors

Save the Date: Saturday, 9 September 2017


University of Brighton @ Falmer – Saturday, 9 September 2017

A conference for psychotherapists, counsellors, mental health workers, boarding school survivors and other interested people.

Conference overall aims are to:

  • Present key aspects of what has been published about the psychological and other effects of boarding.
  • Explore helpful therapeutic approaches for clients who are former boarders.
  • Consider current research and a possible agenda for future research
  • Enable networking amongst those interested in this important topic

More details including speakers here in early 2017. (Please note: this event is being organised independently of Boarding Concern.)

Full house at our 2016 Conference

We welcomed 75 attendees to our 2016 Conference in London last Saturday. The fullest we have been. To date…

And this despite there being a separate Boarding School Survivors course for women in London. And another survivors event elsewhere in England.

Professor Joy Schaverien was our keynote speaker, addressing the topic of: The Creation of Boarding School Syndrome: Girls and Boys; How does the trauma differ? See this flyer for more details.

Some images of the day:

Save the date! Boarding Concern Conference 2016

We are pleased to announce that we hope to hold our next Conference on Saturday, 8 October 2016.

We have a very special keynote speaker lined up, who has been much in the headlines recently…

Keep checking back here for confirmation…

2015 Conference – photos

We held our 2015 Conference last Saturday in London.  A full report on the day is coming. In the meantime here are a couple of photos:

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Boarding Concern 2015 Supporters Conference

We will soon send out details of our 2015 Supporters Conference.  Save the date: Saturday, 25 April 2015 at our usual venue near Euston station in London.