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Anna Freud

  • The Anna Freud Centre

    The Family School London is sponsored by the Anna Freud Centre, a charity with over 60 years’ experience of working with children and families experiencing mental health problems.

    The Anna Freud Centre’s vision is a world in which children and their families are supported to build on their own strengths to achieve their goals in life. The Centre cares for young minds in three main ways: Developing and providing innovative treatments for mental health problems Carrying out cutting-edge research and evaluation Offering world-class […]
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  • Sponsoring TFS

    Our fundamental belief is that a family-based approach is the best way to care for young minds. We also believe that everyone has a right to education, and that children and young people struggling with mental health difficulties should never be left behind by the education system.

    Why are we sponsoring the Family School London? Too often mental health services in schools are offered in a child-focused manner, with little consideration of what is going on elsewhere in the child’s life, and are unable to provide the broad support that is so necessary if there is to be a good chance of […]
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  • Education Programmes/Work

    In addition to sponsoring the Family School London, the Anna Freud Centre has an extensive schools programme. The programme aims to both reduce behavioural and mental health-related blocks to learning and to provide opportunities that will keep pace with the pupil’s budding ability to learn and achieve.

    Outreach Our therapists run weekly multi-family therapy groups within mainstream schools for troubled children who may be at risk of exclusion. These groups are run in partnership with school staff and with parents who have completed the programme, and use the most up-to-date treatment techniques. In collaboration with the children and their families, the children’s […]
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