Garry Blackburn, MST Supervisor

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An MST Champion Does Whatever it Takes

Posted by Garry Blackburn, MST Supervisor

May 18, 2017 8:15:00 AM


Sometimes, it takes a leap of faith. Sometimes, it takes several.

Two years ago, Wigan (a large, former mining town in the north of England) had lots of hard-working and innovative services, but not Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Wigan took a leap of faith and commisioned its first MST team to work with complex cases on the edge of care.

One of the very first referrals to the team was Stephanie*, a 15-year-old girl with many complex behavioral problems. Numerous services over the previous nine years or so had worked with her. Eleven separate professionals/services were involved with the family at the time of the referral to MST, and everything Wigan had to offer had been exhausted.

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Pictured above is Laura Protano receiving her Whatever It Takes award

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