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  • Hidden beneath a sleeve

    One of our Young Champions powerfully describes her experience of self-harm.

  • i-Thrive goes to Downing Street

    Anna Moore was invited to attend a celebration at 10 Downing Street to talk about the i-THRIVE programme and CAMHS transformation. 

  • Improved mental health support for children in care

    As announced by the Department for Education last week, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have successfully bid to manage a new pilot scheme to improve mental heal...

  • Being a Parent Champion is “fulfilling, life affirming”

    This Volunteers’ Week, one of our AFNCCF Parent Champions, Vicky Hotton, talks about why she decided to volunteer for the centre.

  • Volunteering Opportunities this Volunteers' Week

    This Volunteers' Week, we have a number of exciting opportunities available. Our volunteers make a significant difference and positively impact the Anna Freud National Centre for Ch...

  • A strategy for mental-illness

    AFNCCF Young Champion Naomi Cross Stuart discusses the personal strategies we can adopt when living with mental ill-health and the difficulties in keeping them on track.

  • Smith Webb: Supporting the Centre with Style

    If you Google search Smith Webb, the two words that follow are “Be Kind”. For the two entrepreneurs from Essex, this is not just a slogan. Through good deeds they are demonstrating that ...

  • Jo Malone London brings sensory therapy to The Family School

    This month saw the first in a series of Jo Malone London workshops taking place at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families' sponsored ‘The Family School’.

  • Be part of the schools wellbeing movement

    Our consultation with Teacher Tapp examining the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of teachers across the country has ended. Thank you, we have had a fantastic response! This...