Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. The aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. They believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals.
The vision is a world where children and families are supported effectively to build on their strengths and to achieve their goals in life.
They will continue to promote resilience and wellbeing in children, young people and families, as they have for over 60 years.
The Mission of The Anna Freud Centre is to transform the experience of children, young people and their families with mental health issues they:
Carry out research to improve understanding of mental health and resilience and to evaluate and improve the treatments and services children and families are offered. Develop new approaches, tools and services that aim to support children, young people and families in distress.
Teach and train a new generation of clinicians and researchers in the latest skills and tools to improve mental health globally.
Take a leading role in the development of policy and practice in the UK and beyond to ensure that it is built on science, tested experience and has the input of children, young people and their families.
Creatively collaborate nationally and internationally in partnerships which jointly develop a step change in child mental health and wellbeing.See more