What is the Link Programme?

The Link Programme is an established national initiative to support children's mental health, which is it it’s final year. It has been delivered by the Anna Freud Centre, funded by the Department for Education, and supported by NHS England and strategic leaders from local authorities, education departments, and the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

The aim of the programme is simple: to bring together local leaders in education and mental health to identify the support required by children and young people in their area, so they get the help they need, when they need it.

View the full list of local authorities taking part in the programme in 2021/2022 

View a list of the Clinical Commissioning Groups that took part in the programme between 2015 and June 2021

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