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.