BSS-Support is here
- to help boarding school survivors understand and recover from their boarding experience
- to provide information for those considering boarding for their children and current boarders
- to press for change.
We do so through an annual conference, newsletters, information, and responding personally to any and every enquiry. Explore our growing website for advice and resources and to contact us.
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“Since its inception, BSS-Support’s dedicated group of directors has created a great resource for parents, for current school students as well as ex-boarders. Those who attended Boarding schools and suffered as a result are often relieved to find that they are not alone and BSS-Support is often the first port of call.”
Professor Joy Schaverien, Psychotherapist and Author of: “Boarding School Syndrome: The Psychological Trauma of the ‘Privileged’ Child”, Routledge.
“I am happy to lend my support”
Nick Duffell, creator of the Boarding School Survivors Weekend Workshops and speaker, Author of “The Making of Them, The British Attitude to Children and the Boarding School System”, Lone Arrow Press; “Wounded Leaders: The Psychohistory of British Elitism and the Entitlement Illusion”, Lone Arrow Press; Co-Author: “Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege; A guide to therapeutic work with boarding school survivors”, Routledge.
“I have been involved with the Directors and their work for over 15 years and am happy to endorse the Directors and BSS-Support wholeheartedly.”
Thurstine Basset, Co-Author: “Trauma, Abandonment and Privilege; A guide to therapeutic work with boarding school survivors”, Routledge.
“As a former boarder myself, I am so pleased to see the formation of BSS-Support to continue this valuable work.”
Jane Barclay, Author of Does Therapy Work? Troutbeck Press.
11 November 2023 – BSS-Support Conference
Date: 11 November 2023 Times: 10.00 – 17.00 Location: The Wesley Centre, 81-103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ Cost: £85.00 The fee includes the ever-popular Wesley lunch and tea and coffee …⁠continued
12 November 2023 – Boarding School Syndrome: How it Affects Men – Karen Macmillan
This workshop, for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, will recap the underlying theory behind boarding school syndrome (see 8 October workshop) before looking at the particular experience of boys …⁠continued
3 December 2023 – Boarding School Syndrome: How it Affects Women – Karen Macmillan
This workshop, for trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists, will recap the underlying theory behind boarding school syndrome (see 8 October workshop) before looking at the particular experience of girls …⁠continued
Final Call for Conference 2023 Registration
This is the final call for registration for the conference on 11th November. See here for details of the programme, etc. Please go here to register.
Booking for Conference 2023 now open
Booking for the BSS-Support Conference 2023 is now open. See here for details of the programme, etc. Please go here to register.
New Resources Category – “Boarding Stories”
A new Resource called “Boarding Stories” has been created for ex-boarders to tell the story of their boarding-school days. See here.
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