The Health Education England (HEE) Manchester Children’s homes project

  • Summary

    Funded by Health Education England (HEE), the AFNCCF is developing and delivering a new adaptation of the existing Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrative Treatment (AMBIT) programme (Bevington et al., 2013), the AMBIT-Residential (AMBIT-R), designed for staff in residential children’s homes.

    The AMBIT-R aims to enable staff working in residential children’s homes to understand and respond more effectively to the mental health needs of looked after children and young people placed in residential homes, and to provide a shared reflective approach to support team working amongst practitioners in residential settings.

    Our aim is to further develop and deliver this new adaptation of the AMBIT model, with a first phase focusing on piloting and adapting the MBRSP, to establish programme relevance, usefulness and acceptability to children’s home staff. 

  • Project Team


    Health Education England (HEE)

    Project Team:

    Dickon Bevington, Liz Cracknell, Helen Kay, Peter Fuggle

    Evaluation team:

    Saul Hillman, Nick Midgley, Antonella Cirasola and Chloe Austerberry