The Community of Practise (CoP) provides peer support and shared learning for therapeutic and psychological practitioners in the Fulfilling Lives areas, while also supporting system change by helping to making the case for therapeutic interventions for people with experience of multiple disadvantage.

A partnership between FLIC, Fulfilling Lives South East, Opportunity Nottingham & MEAM, the CoP has also brought together the evaluation leads from the three Fulfilling Lives areas to start developing an evaluation model for psychological therapies.

To lend weight to its evaluative and influencing work, the CoP is working with experts including Dr David Murphy, Lecturer in Trauma Studies at the Centre for Trauma, Resilience and Growth at the University of Nottingham, and John Conolly, Lead Therapist for Westminster Homeless Health Counselling Service, who has pioneered a ‘pre-treatment’ therapeutic model.