Previous Talks

Can you Help us Problem Solve Britain?  Dr Charlie Howard's public talk in London

31st October 2018 - Street to Scale: tackling structural barriers to unlock community led innovation  Dr Nina Browne talk at The British Psychological Society Workshop

24th September 2018 - Street to Scale: Tacking the structural barriers to community-led innovation Dr Nina Browne, Goldsmiths and Community Activists at The British Psychological Society Community Psychology Festival

21st-22nd July 2018 - Problem Solving Booth: Mental Health Workshop The Owls Team

19th January 2018 - Beyond the Therapy Room Cardiff

October 2017

Problem Solving Booths

Psychologists for Social Change, London 

September 2017

Investing in Children, Young People and Families: Clinical Psychologists at the Forefront of Change

British Psychological Society, Reading

'Problem Solving Booths: enabling conversations with staff and young people'

September 2017

Maximising Community Resilience through Mutual Aid

The Wellcome Collection, London

'Problem Solving Booths: enabling mutual aid conversations'

 August 2017

Lancashire and Cumbria Suicide Prevention Consultation Event

NHS, North West Coast

'Taking Camerados to the Streets and Buses of Blackpool'

 June 2017

Transformative Community Psychology

Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA) Biennial, Canada. 

(1) 'Using Psychology to Change Policy: Public Living Rooms and Problem Solving Booths'

(2) 'Improved Housing Conditions, Housing Stability and Housing Policies: Transforming the Lives of Vulnerable Populations'

 Jan 2017

The Future is Now

British Psychological Society, Liverpool.

'Clinical Psychologists Changing Policy: learning, sharing and shaping the future of social and mental health policy' Symposium. 

 Jan 2017

Opening Spaces for Hope: How to influence social change and policy using psychology

British Psychological Society, London.

'Practice to Policy: Using Psychology for Social Change'

 Dec 2016

From Practice to Policy: Clinical Psychologists Working at a Macro Level

University College London, London

'Practice to Policy: clinical psychologists' experiences of macro-level work'

'From the Streets of Camden to the Palace of Westminster' 


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 about Problem Solving Booths...

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

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

Sept 2018: In Conversation with Nina Browne, DCP London  Dr Nina Browne 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 blog.


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


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


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


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


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


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


2nd August 2017: Chartered Psychologist Gets Communities Talking 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 Getwestlondon


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


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


Monday 8th May 2017 The Problem Solving Booths Camden Market


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