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70 years on: Looking forward with hope for young people's mental health
On the 70th anniversary of the Anna Freud Centre, several of its leading figures reflect here on new developments in the field of young people’s mental health, and what they think needs ...
Anna Freud Centre supporting LGBTQI+ youth mental health
Following on from Pride month in June, the Anna Freud Centre will march in the 2022 Pride in London Parade on Saturday 2 July. This will be to celebrate the diversity of our staff, and t...
The Emotion Regulation in Children (ERiC) study: Anna Freud Centre awarded funding from The Kavli Trust to evaluate a mentalization-based treatment for children
A research team led by Professor Nick Midgley, Co-Director of the Child Attachment and Psychological Therapies Research Unit (ChAPTRe) at The Anna Freud Centre, has been awarded over 9.1...
Infant Mental Health Awareness Week: Understanding early trauma
This year, Infant Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place 13-19 June with the theme of ‘Understanding Early Trauma’.
Anna Freud Centre’s ‘world-leading’ research, according to the Research Excellence Framework
The impact of UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and the Anna Freud Centre’s research on the wider world have been recognised in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Tackling loneliness this Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place 9–15 May this year, has the theme of ‘loneliness’.
Reflecting on Stephen Lawrence Day
On 22 April 1993, at the age of 18, Stephen Lawrence was murdered in an unprovoked racist attack. On Stephen Lawrence Day, Natalie Merrett reflects on the importance of today, how far we...
Family trauma and children’s services: Co-designing support to reduce the impact of parental conflict
Andrea King is Director of Clinical Services at the Anna Freud Centre. She has worked as a senior leader in a local authority, for central government, for NHS England and NHS Improvement...
Statement on Government decision not to outlaw trans conversion ‘therapy’
The Anna Freud Centre is dismayed at the Government’s decision to abandon its commitment to fully outlaw conversion therapy. The Centre is absolutely opposed to conversion ‘therapy’ and ...