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We are currently developing a new way of working to address the high levels of unmet need around the mental health of children and families in Cambridgeshire. We are creating a framework for associate therapists, who will work independently from the Cambridge Acorn Project but who could accept paid referrals from us. 

This will be based on a 'Shared Decision Making' Framework, through which a Cambridge Acorn Project practitioner will meet with a family and work alongside them to identify an appropriate intervention(s) and we will then work to secure the funding to support the intervention. Children, Young People and Families will be in the lead of this process and will, once the framework is fully established, be able to choose from a range of interventions which they feel would best suit them, thereby reducing drop-out rates and enhancing tailored and bespoke therapeutic support - this could be, for example, music therapy, art therapy, traditional counselling, dramatherapy or a range of other therapeutic modalities. 

We are therefore interested in hearing from a wide variety of therapeutic practitioners interested in being added to the TSDM Framework. This includes (though this is not an exhaustive list):



Music therapists

Art therapists



Social workers 

Family therapists


It will also include practitioners who might be trained in a specific therapeutic intervention, for example:




Trauma-focused CBT

Exposure therapy



If you are interested in joining the framework please fill in the application form at the bottom of the page (TSDM Framework Application) and someone will be in touch with you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Please contact Matt Edge via email in the first instance -

TSDM Framework Job Description and Perso[...]
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TSDM Framework Application Form.docx
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There are other ways you can get involved with the Cambridge Acorn Project:


Volunteer Opportunities:


We are currently developing this area of our work and now have our own volunteering section. Please click here for more information.


Service Delivery and Development: 


See below. If you have an idea which you would like help to develop, if it fits with our core mission, please contact us and we will try to arrange to speak to you about your idea and see if we can help you to develop it.


SERVICES: This is our core mission. We are committed to developing new services which address evidenced need around issues of emotional well-being and social justice. If - either as the member of a community, or a social caseworker, living, or working, in Cambridgeshire, you have an idea for a new service, we would love to hear from you. Before doing so, please have a read through of our mission statement, and our organisational values, to see if you think we'll be a good fit for your idea. If you think we could work together, then please contact us to discuss your idea further. Please note that we are not a funding body, but, if we feel that we can work together, we will try to support your idea to get off the ground. Naturally, we don't charge for this - if you're reading this then you probably have the same ideas about social justice, emotional well-being and equality that we do. Further, we equally don't lay any claim to your idea whatsoever and our relationship will only last as long as you need it to. If you feel that your project/service needs an identity of its own, then we will say our goodbyes. We just want to help build a world which is more just and more equal, and where more people have access to the services which they need. 



NEW: Anyone interested in working, or volunteering, with us can submit an expression of interest form, found below.

Expression of Interest Form
Expression of Interest Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.1 MB]
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