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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Community of Communities

Our Members

The Community of Communities currently comprises 80 members from within the UK and abroad.

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Directory of Members

Member TCs offer specialist services to with adults and children with a range of complex needs including attachment disorders, personality disorders, offending behaviours, addictions, learning disabilities and severe mental illness.

They are found within health, social care, education, private and criminal justice sectors. All communities are reviewed against the Service Standards for Therapeutic Communities 9th Edition.


Addiction Communities

Our Addiction members are found within the criminal justice system and in the community.


Adult Democratic Communities

Adult Democratic members include services predominantly working with clients with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder in the NHS, services in the community for the same, community services for people recovering from severe enduring mental illnesses including psychosis, and communities within the prison system for the reduction of offending behaviours.


Children and Young People’s Communities

Our member services for Children and Young People are predominantly specialist therapeutic homes and residential schools for Looked After Children.


Offender Communities

Our members in the prison system are either ‘democratic’ services focused on reducing offending behaviours, or ‘hierarchical’ services working to reduce both substance misuse and offending behaviours amongst their members.

These services are reviewed against the Service Standards for Therapeutic Communities 8th Edition and also against standards to determine compliance with HM Prison Service’s core model for Therapeutic Communities.

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Community of Communities, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street
London, E1 8BB    
Tel: 020 3701 2674   Email:

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