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Why are we called the Meriden Programme?

The Meriden Family Programme takes its name from the village of Meriden which is a civil parish in the Solihull borough of the West Midlands in England, United Kingdom. The village claims to be at the very centre of England and is traditionally known as the “Heart of England”.

By calling the Programme the Meriden Family Programme it reflects the view that families should be placed at the heart of mental health care. The other reason the name was considered appropriate was because the Programme is a cascade Programme where the training and ideas that are central are disseminated out from the core to other parts of England, the United Kingdom and several other countries across the world.

The globe within the Meriden logo and website represents both the cascade of family work training across the world and the fact that families and carers face very similar issues and challenges throughout the world.