About this course

This training will take place online, and details of how to join will be shared with registrants close to the event.

AMBIT is a mentalization-based approach for teams working with complex young people with severe and multiple needs. The AMBIT approach provides tools for putting mentalization to use in work with clients, team colleagues and wider inter-agency networks, and is designed to support the development of both local excellence and evidence-based practice. 


The Local Facilitator model is designed to make training more sustainable and affordable for teams; a minimum of two members in a team are given an extensive five-day training which includes learning how to run trainings for the rest of their team. These local trainers are then supported in implementing the approach through webinars led by the AMBIT project for twelve months following training. 


To book

The first stage of training will be an engagement meeting or telephone conversation between an Associate AMBIT Trainer from the Centre, and your Team and Service Manager(s) to discuss your training needs further.

Please see the full AMBIT training pathway here.

Please contact with any queries. 


The fee for the 5-day training is £1,000 per person - this is booked and paid for via the Book Now button above. A minimum of 2 members of a team must attend (£2,000 in total). In addition to the above, once your booking is confirmed, you will be invoiced separately for £1,200 per team. This fee includes 6 hours of supervision, training and manual set-up and support with evaluation.

Did you know?

AMBIT recently won the Guardian/Virgin Media Innovation Nation award, which rewards the most innovative use of technology in the UK public and private sector, under the category of collaboration.


System requirements for online training

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this training. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this training. 

Before the training, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.

Please note this training will not be recorded - 'live' attendance is required.


Please note you will be awarded a certificate upon the successful* completion of the course.  (*subject to tutor approval)

22nd May 2023 - 26th May 2023
  • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th May
  • 5 days
  • 09:30 - 16:00 (UK time)

Training fee per person. Please note: £1,200/team will be invoiced for in addition to this for 6 hours supervision, training and manual set up, and support with evaluation.


The Anna Freud Centre brings together those with a stake in the mental health of children and young people. Please subscribe to our mailing list to receive a bi-monthly e-newsletter and occasional updates about the Centre's training and events. 

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