Improving community and multi-agency help

Vulnerable children and families who have faced adversity such as homelessness or who experience multiple and complex needs may find it more difficult to access appropriate services. Delivering mental health support in the community and which places a greater emphasis on effective multi-agency responses is an important part of the Centre’s clinical work.

Mentalization based approaches to complex systems

Mentalization based approaches to complex systems

Some young people experience mental health problems with co-occurring difficulties, such as conduct disorder, family breakdown, substance use, homelessness, exploitation and educational failure.

The AMBIT framework is designed to improve coordination among the multiple agencies that may be involved in supporting these young people.

Mentalization is at the core of AMBIT and is applied in shaping relationships with clients and between workers in teams, as well as within complex multi-agency networks.

Learn more information about AMBIT.

Targeted community projects for vulnerable groups

Targeted community projects for vulnerable groups

Vulnerable families – those who are homeless for instance, may have particular needs and may face difficulties accessing mental health services.

The Centre runs services in the community to offer support to vulnerable families. One example is the Centre’s outreach work at England’s Lane Hostel is a collaborative project with health visiting Camden with the aim of reaching high risk babies and parents. A weekly health visiting clinic at the hostel offers a group experience for parents and babies around relating and play.

To discover more information regarding our community services, please contact Anna Kennett, Head of Clinical Administration: anna.kennett@annafreud.org.

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The Centre is taking action to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. Our physical sites are now closed but we are still at work, with all staff working remotely. Find out more about our support for children, young people, their families, and schools and colleges and our training and services.

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