Our podcasts are designed to introduce our supporters to the different areas of our work, and to provide an insight into how we are transforming the lives of children, young people and their families. In our podcasts we speak to service users, projects teams and partners to give you a better understanding of the real difference we can make with your support. You will also find recordings of talks from leading child and adolescent mental health researchers and practitioners.

Working with Homeless Families

Homelessness so early on in life can affect a baby’s physical and psychological development. And parents are often under extraordinary stress and pressure, which can affect their relationship with their child. In this podcast, through a range of interviews with parents and project team members, we hear about the Anna Freud Centre's work (in partnership with Camden health visiting) to deliver much-needed emotional support for homeless babies and families within a baby clinic in a Camden hostel.

The Family School

The Family School was founded in October 2014 to help children who have been excluded or referred from mainstream schools, where they are having significant, emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties, which were affecting their ability to manage in school. In this podcast we catch up on the school's progress and talk with parents and staff, to give you an insight into how the Family School is working to transform the lives of children and their families.   

Supporting the New Relationship Between Parents and Infants

This podcast features a revealing interview led by a recent parent, with Tessa Baradon, manager of the Parent Infant Project at the Anna Freud Centre. The Parent Infant Project is a therapy which puts the relationship between parent and baby at its heart.

Interpreting the Dodo Bird - Talk by Professor Peter Fonagy

In this talk, Chief Executive of the Anna Freud Centre, Professor Peter Fonagy, explores the rivalry between existing treatment models and proposes a new framework for the understanding of personality disorder and its treatment; existing evidence based treatments should be used in combination with a focus on change processes happening 'outside the consulting room'.