The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.
The Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families offers a range of services and resources. We bring together leaders in neuroscience, mental health, social care and education to work together to improve understanding and practice.
Our Services include:
Internationally respected courses and conferences that deliver practical and advanced training.
Research that uses neuroscience to investigate how the mind develops, seeks to improve understanding of mental health and resilience. Tests which treatments work best for child and adolescent mental health problems and assesses the impact of projects aiming to improve mental health problems.
Pioneering innovative interventions that provide specialist treatment for children and young people with mental health problems.
Schools in Mind, a network for school staff and allied professionals. Which aims to provide a trusted source of up-to-date and accessible information and resources that teachers and school leaders can utilise to support the mental health and wellbeing of their whole school community.