The Link Programme

One in eight children experience a mental health problem. Half of all lifetime cases of mental health disorders begin by the age of 14. It has never been more important to promote mental health. The Link Programme is led by the Centre, funded by the Department for Education and supported by NHS England. Over the next four years it will be rolled out to all schools and colleges in England. Coordinated by local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) it will bring together education and mental health services so that children and young people can get the help they need, when they need it. Register your interest in the Link Programme

  • The Link Programme is being delivered online in the autumn term 2020 - contact linkprogramme@annafreud.org now
  • “We developed a network to communicate, share ideas and develop a common language towards mental health" - Natalie Williams, Oldham CCG
  • Find out how Salford CCG successfully brought the Link Programme to their area - https://www.annafreud.org/practice-example-salford/
If you are a school or college or mental health service and wish to take part, please use the map to contact your local CCG
Not currently recruiting
Previously engaged
Recruiting live
Link Programme complete
Programme Totals
101
CCGs engaged
2275
Schools & Colleges trained

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