New! learning Report on Problem Solving Booths

Since 2016 we’ve tested Problem Solving Booths in a lot of different ways - here’s what we’ve learned.


Talking to Strangers for Public Therapy 

Owls are experimenting with the idea of Problem Solving Booths staffed by strangers. BBC NEWS (JULY, 2017)

Carry on Crocodiles: Healthy Disagreement can help solve Broken Systems

Charlie Howard and Maff Potts in conversation with Michael Little, the curator of The R Word. NPC (JULY, 2017)

More ARTICLES about what we do...

19th June 2019: Don’t fear jazz. Dr. Nina Browne’s article in The Psychologist.


17th Oct 2018: What can we learn from street gangs to help end youth violence? Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

25th Sept 2018: But what does "young people at the heart" mean? Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

19th Sept 2018: How London's knife crime epidemic has created a crisis in youth mental health. Dr. Charlie Howard’s interview in the Independent.

19th Sept 2018: It's going to require all of us. Yes, all of us. Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

Sept 2018: In Conversation with Nina Browne, DCP London. Dr. Nina Browne featured in The British Psychological Society.

26th July 2018: Young People are not the problem. They are the solution to the problem. Dr. Charlie Howard blog.

8th March 2018: What can we do this afternoon? Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

22nd Feb 2018: Ideas not organisations. Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

February 2018: Creating space for mutual support.  Dr. Nina Browne featured in The British Psychological Society.

8th Feb 2018: We need to understand the 'how' because the 'what' changes all the time. Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

25th Jan 2018: “I don’t think you’re going mad. But I know that’s how it feels.” Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.

11th Jan 2018: “I have to solve problems every hour to survive. Nobody asks me how."  Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog.


16th August 2017: Light at the End of the Tunnel: Problem Solving on the Piccadilly Line. Dr. Charlie Howard’s blog. 

2nd August 2017: Chartered Psychologist Gets Communities Talking.  Dr. Charlie Howard featured in The British Psychological Society.

26th July 2017: From Stranger to Sounding Board - How Problem Solving Booths Can Enable Wellbeing.  Nerys Anthony, Catch22, writing for the Huffington Post.

20th July 2017: New Campaign Takes to the Underground Aiming to Improve Mental Health of Londoners.  Owls featured in My London.

20th July 2017: Pop-Up Peer Therapy: Would you Tell Your Problems to a Total Stranger in the Park?   Owls featured in Mind Waves News.

Thursday 18th May 2017: A Problem Solving Booth for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017. Owls featured in The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.

Monday 8th May 2017 The Problem Solving Booths. Owls featured in Camden Market.

Friday 27th March 2017: Problem Solving in Camberwell Library. Owls featured in South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.