Research projects supported by the HGF
Patient outcome data
In early 2012 the Foundation decided to fund the analysis and reporting of extensive patient outcome data gathered by
human givens therapists throughout the UK via the Human Givens Institute Practice
Research Network. This project will yield three to four substantial research papers with a view to publication in
prestigious peer reviewed journals.
The evaluation of the effectiveness of human givens therapy using a Practice Research Network
In January 2011 the details of this research were published in the British Psychological Society's peer reviewed
publication, Psychology and
Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. The results indicate that in terms of effectiveness, Human Givens (HG)
therapy compares well with that of the government's Improving Access to Psychological
Therapies (IAPT) programme.
For more information on practice-based evidence for HG therapy please see
The HGF has supported a multi-site study to evaluate the effectiveness of therapists trained in the HG approach in
treating clients with mental health difficulties. Preliminary analysis of the data collected on over 3,000 patients
showed that the same levels of improvement and recovery were maintained as in the study published by the British
Psychological Society. Again the results compare favourably with the wider IAPT programme results.
In December 2012, the Foundation met the cost of the annual licence for the CORE-Net database [link] which facilitates the
recording and analysis of patient outcome data by human givens therapists.
Other projects supported by the HGF
The Just What We Need programme for parents
The programme is designed to teach parents about the human givens principles: the emotional needs and resources,
and how to get those needs met themselves and be able to assess whether their children are getting their needs met.
Through activities and outings and group work around these principles, parents learn how to create family situations
where emotional wellbeing is maintained. (For more information please see
Using monies generously donated by the
Waterloo Foundation, the HGF has part-funded the training of a number of Just What We Need facilitators who have
gone on to run successful programmes in a number of areas. HGF funds also supported the production of Just What We Need
support materials and the accreditation of the programme with the Open College Network.
During 2011-2012 the HGF part-funded (50% grants) four Just What We Need programmes to the tune of £7275.00. Plans are
in place to use the remaining funds donated for this purpose to support one further course in 2012.
The following is a quote from a parent who attended a recent Just What We Need course:
“I joined the course in September 2011. This course is for anyone who needs to work out where they are and what they
need from life. I found the whole experience amazing. I know now who I am, where I am in my life and most importantly
what I need from my life. I have also learnt how to deal with difficult situations and tell those who mean the most
to me how much I value them and supporting me through my most difficult and emotional times.”
Community Interest Company
In July 2011, the HGF part-funded the start-up costs of a
Community interest company (CIC) using the human givens approach in a deprived area of Bristol: the
BRIC Therapy Training Consultancy.
The PTSD Resolution project, which provides treatment for veterans of the UK
armed forces suffering from post traumatic stress disorder, received its initial funding from the HGF.
Donate online via justgiving.com
The Human Givens Foundation is now listed on justgiving.com, and can accept donations or membership fees
online. If you have a fundraising idea, you can also list the Foundation as a beneficiary by creating your own
fundraising page. Please contact the Charity Secretary if you have any ideas
or need support.
Call for Research Proposals
The Human Givens Foundation would like to fund research into the efficacy of the human givens approach. Although we have
limited funds, we are keen to encourage psychological research as a way of furthering our aims and establishing our ideas
more broadly throughout the academic, medical/medical health professions and education.
All proposals should be
sent to the Charity Secretary. There is no application form, but we encourage
an extract of proposal as an initial approach. The Foundation Trustees meet quarterly in February, May, September and
November of each year.
HGF Becomes a Member of the Fundraising Standards Board
The Human Givens Foundation has joined the new Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB),
the self-regulatory body for fundraising in the UK. We have signed up to the highest standards of good practice with our fundraising and the FRSB's
Donors' Charter, which gives donors the comfort of a 'safety net' provided by a robust complaints system.
Appeal for Members
Individual membership has been set by the trustees at £120 per annum, and members will receive a free library
hardback edition of Human Givens: a new approach to emotional health and clear thinking, a 15 per cent discount on books by HG Publishing and
a regular newsletter. Members can join online. The Foundation is grateful for any one-off or
ongoing donations if you cannot commit to membership at this time. Corporate memberships start at £1,000 per annum, and come with a package of
benefits such as free seminar/workshop places at events taught by Human Givens College, corporate logos appearing on all HGF literature and
publicity material and further discounts on books from