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Anna Freud

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

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

    The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has developed and delivered pioneering mental health care for over 60 years. Our aim is to transform current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. We believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the […]
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  • Sponsoring Pears Family School

    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 Pears Family School? 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 them […]
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  • Education Programmes/Work

    In addition to sponsoring Pears Family School, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families 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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