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Get involved in our research work

At Anna Freud, we are always looking at how we can support the improvement of mental health services, support and information for young people

The majority of our research work relies on participation and co-development initiatives. 

From applying for our Researcher Internship Scheme to becoming an Anna Freud research champion, taking part in focus groups and interviews and testing new technology, there are nearly always opportunities to get involved and help us make a positive change in the landscape of mental health support.

In this blog published by Mental Health Research, Chief Executive of Anna Freud, Professor Peter Fonagy, shares insights about his richly rewarding career in mental health research and where he believes the focus needs to be today. Peter strongly emphasises the need to constantly look after your career.


Below, you will find more information about early career advice, links to current research opportunities and examples of our previous work from over the years.

  • Current research participation opportunities

    At Anna Freud, we are always looking at how we can support the improvement of mental health services, help and information for young people and parents and carers. 

  • Researcher internship scheme

    Our researcher internship scheme is a great opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in applied child and adolescent mental health research and evaluation. 

  • Past research participation opportunities

    Learn more about some of the research projects Anna Freud has been involved in over the years.  Please note, it is no longer possible to get involved in these projects as they have been ...