The Anna Freud Centre works with thousands of schools and FE colleges both within the UK and internationally. Through our training, research and resources, we encourage schools and FE colleges to think about their whole school approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing.

We deliver national programmes funded by the Department for Education, such as the Link Programme, reaching education colleagues all across the country. In addition, we have developed our own network, Schools in Mindwhich shares practical, academic and clinical expertise about mental health and wellbeing in schools and FE colleges. 

For those education colleagues looking to develop a school or FE college-wide approach to mental health and wellbeing, we have designed the 5 Steps Framework

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for schools and further education settings in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

To find out more about our education initiatives, please visit our school pages.


We are pleased to announce new training workshops starting in September 2021, for education colleagues looking to develop the key skills needed to support children's and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our evidence based training materials have been expertly written in partnership with clinicians and teachers and will be delivered by one of our highly experienced qualified trainers. Starting this Autumn term, you will be able to access courses on developing a mentally healthy school, managing anxiety in children and young people and supporting and improving the wellbeing of education colleagues.

Below you will find more information about each of the training sessions. Follow the links below to book your place now!


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