AMBIT (Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment) is a mentalization-based approach to working with high risk hard to reach clients whose needs tend to be complex, and who may not seek help in conventional ways. It is developed by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and is comprised of a team of experts and a large and growing community of practice whose feedback continues to support the development of the model of practice.

Who are the AMBIT programme team?

Keeping in touch

  • AMBIT twitter feed: find us on Twitter: @AFCambit
  • AMBIT newsletter: sign up here
  • Community of Practice Zoom Meetings/Gatherings: These take place regularly and are advertised in our newsletter

Purchasing AMBIT AIM cards

The AIM cards are a resource developed by the AMBIT programme (read about them here) for facilitating assessment and collaborative care planning. Packs can be bought from the AFNCCF by emailing us at

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