The Link Programme

In these unprecedented times, we recognise new challenges have emerged for education and mental health professionals. Joint working is more important than ever, to ensure that services work together to identify and meet the mental health needs of children, young people and their families. The Link Programme is a major national initiative which started in September 2019. It is led by the Anna Freud Centre, funded by the Department for Education and supported by NHS England. The programme has a simple aim: to bring together education and mental health professionals in the locality so that more children and young people get the help and support they need, when they need it. The Link Programme is currently being delivered online through a combination of self-study and live, interactive workshops. Use the links below to out more about the programme, how it is delivered and the benefits of taking part.

  • The Link Programme is being delivered online in the autumn term 2020 - contact linkprogramme@annafreud.org now
  • “We developed a network to communicate, share ideas and develop a common language towards mental health" - Natalie Williams, Oldham CCG
  • Find out how Salford CCG successfully brought the Link Programme to their area - https://www.annafreud.org/practice-example-salford/
If you are a school or college or mental health service and wish to take part, please use the map to contact your local CCG
Not currently recruiting
Previously engaged
Recruiting live
Link Programme complete
Programme Totals
101
CCGs engaged
2275
Schools & Colleges trained

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