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Human Givens College

A wide range of courses providing new insights and therapeutic skills for overcoming common and complex mental health and behavioural problems and more – suitable for anyone interested for professional or personal reasons, including psychotherapists, counsellors, occupational therapists, doctors, teachers, HR Managers, life coaches, welfare officers, social workers, nurses and many others...

For details of the Human Givens Diploma course, visit:

Online Courses

A variety of seminal courses from Human Givens College are also available to take online:

The Emotional Needs Audit:

For a wide selection of related publications see HG Publishing's website:

The Human Givens Foundation (Registered Charity)

Lift Depression: The human givens approach 

A website dedicated to providing practical and up-to-date information for anyone who wants to overcome depression or works with depressed people

Why we dream 

A website dedicated to Joe Griffin's expectation fulfilment theory of dreaming.

Human Givens Training Overseas

The Australian Human Givens Network:

Human Givens Centre North Carolina, USA:

Pragmatic Tracker 

Pragmatic Tracker is an online tool for recording and analysing change using measurement with questionnaires. Its purpose is to provide you and your clients with an easy way to monitor their progress and to generate anonymous research data as a by-product.

BMJ article 

Featuring the 'human givens' approach to psychotherapy, read it here

Read the interview 

with our director Joe Griffin in New Scientist magazine, read it here.

FT Magazine's spotlight article

Spotlight article on Joe Griffin, read it here.

Family Therapy Magazine's article 

On the human givens approach to treating depression, read it here.

The Missing Peace 

A fascinating blog about the problems in the Middle East – it examines how new insights, such as those provided by the human givens approach, can help to explain what is happening and also provide the foundations of workable solutions.

BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind'

Listen to Dr Raj Persaud's interview with Joe Griffin about the Human Givens College (was then 'MindFields College') 'How to lift depression' workshop on BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind', listen here

The Human Givens Charter


National Association for Mental Health:

The Mental Health Foundation

The Centre for Mental Health

Improving life for people in the UK with mental health problems

New Scientist magazine's health page

Primary Mental Health and Education (PRIMHE)

Working for better primary care in mental health

OCD Action

The leading national charity for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorders


A national mental health charity which aims to raise awareness of mental illness, campaign to improve services and initiate and fund research into the causes of serious mental illness through its research centre. SANELINE 0300 304 7000 (available every day) is a national helpline providing emotional support and information to those experiencing mental health problems, their families, carers and professionals.

Depression Alliance

UK charity with information about the symptoms and treatment of depression.

British Holistic Medical Association (BHMA)

Educates doctors, medical students, allied health professionals and members of the general public in the principles and practice of holistic medicine

A UK-based website containing a searchable directory of therapists, healers, counsellors and complementary health practitioners.


Further Links 

We are constantly growing our directory of additional links. (Please note: HGI are not responsible for the content of external sites.)

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