Learn from world-leading experts to update and transform your practice

Are you a leader or aspiring leader in child and youth mental health settings? Looking to transform what you can offer young people and families?

On this course:

  1. Learn about the THRIVE Framework, the UK’s most widely used innovative framework for transforming child and youth mental health
  2. Hear about the latest evidence base from world-leading experts
  3. Develop your own leadership project in collaboration with course leaders and international attendees


Led by Dr Rachel James and Kate Dalzell, you will gain valuable learning in leading services which are clinical and cost-effective, accessible, engaging and sustainable.  A unique overview of best practice in Child Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) is provided through tuition on cutting edge evidence, policy, outcomes, payments and user participation. 

In a small group setting of max. 20 people, hear from internationally recognised UK-based experts:

  • Rachel James, co-author of the THRIVE Framework and Programme and Clinical Lead of the National i-THRIVE Programme, on how the framework can transform practice in settings which support child and youth mental health
  • Kate Dalzell on how to embed outcomes-focused practice and support self and community approaches to supporting mental health
  • Ann York co-author of the THRIVE Framework on how to embed shared decision making and choice in service structures including use of the CAPA model
  • Kate Martin on how to give service users a voice
  • Peter Fuggle co-author of the THRIVE Framework on how to ensure better working across teams working with those most at risk including use of the AMBIT approach
  • Peter Fonagy co-author of the THRIVE Framework on the latest evidence-base in child mental health

Also, you will work on your own service development project throughout the course, receiving expert help. Past projects have included:

  • Embedding routine outcome measures in a new voluntary sector service
  • Redesigning public health service provision, improving waiting times
  • Demonstrating the effectiveness of an independent sector service
  • Setting up a new training course for paediatric nurses
  • Working more effectively with partners such as schools, NHS health services and charities
  • Ensuring service user voice informs service development

Who is this course suitable for?

The course will be beneficial to child mental health professionals from clinical psychology, psychiatry, nursing or therapy backgrounds; policy officers; and professionals from related sectors such as social work, education, paediatrics, or the non-statutory sector (NGOs).

It will be most relevant to:

  • Practitioners in clinical management positions
  • Service managers
  • Aspiring professionals to develop leadership skills in this field
  • Professionals working in private practice

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Early Bird Fee

The early bird fee will be available to book on to until 31st March 2020. From 1st April 2020, the standard fees will replace the eary bird fees. The standard fees are as follows:

Standard individual fee: £790

Standard group fee per person (minimum 2 people, maximum 4 people): £760

Please note: Peter Fonagy teaches, 8th August from 09.30 - 13.00 on this training course rather than the full duration of the training. At times, due to unforeseen circumstances his teaching time is reduced. The training is led by other experienced trainers. Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families reserves the right to change speakers without notice.

02 August 2021 - 05 August 2021
  • The Kantor Centre of Excellence, 4 - 8 Rodney Street, London, N1 9JH View Map
  • 4 days
  • 09:30 - 16:30 (UK time)

Earlybird inidividual training fee

Earlybird group training fee per person - minimum 2; maximum 4

Standard individual fee

Standard group fee per person - minimum 2; maximum 4

CORC Member individual fee (please email Martha.Reilly@annafreud.org for CORC Member discount code and quote in special requirements)

CORC Member group fee, price per person - minimum 2; maximum 4 (please email Martha.Reilly@annafreud.org for CORC Member discount code and quote in special requirements)

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