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About us

We are a specialist NHS mental health trust with a focus on training and education as well as providing a full range of mental health services and therapies for children and their families, young people and adults.

Clinical, education and research

We are a global centre of excellence in clinical practice, training and education, and innovation in the fields of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Our distinctive approach to mental and emotional wellbeing focusses on the importance we attach to developmental, psychological and social experience at all stages of people’s lives

  • Our mission and values

    For 100 years, the Tavistock and Portman clinics have embodied a distinctive way of thinking about and understanding mental distress, mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Working with children and families and adults, our approach brings together psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and systemic theory and practice and other approaches and seeks to understand the unconscious as well as conscious…

  • Our people

    Our people make us the extraordinary and unique organisation that we are, and collectively we enable the delivery of individualised, personal, and effective care, which everyone plays an important role in achieving. Work with us Thinking of applying for a role at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust? See our vacancies and find out…

  • Our board

    Our board provides effective and proactive leadership of the Trust within a framework of processes, procedures and controls which enable risk to be assessed and managed.

  • Council of governors

    Our governors are the guardians of our mission and values, and they help us achieve our objectives. We have three different categories of governor; public, staff and stakeholder. Governors have an important role to play, although they are not responsible for the day-to-day running of the trust, and cannot veto decisions made by the board.…

  • Our history

    We have been at the forefront of exploring mental health and wellbeing since the First World War. Our history informs our mission and our values – we work to pioneer the development and delivery of effective clinical interventions, and to be a national and international centre of excellence for training and education. Mental health services…

We contribute to the pool of ideas through our own research and development, but are also committed to bringing together the best ideas of the time, old and new, from inside and out, together with the most gifted and able professionals in our fields of endeavour. We aim to share our ideas and practice through as many routes as possible.

We aim constantly to be evolving in nature and form in relation to the environment in which we work, to ensure that our contribution remains relevant.

Our publications

We publish information about our Trust following the Information Commissioner’s Office’s model publication scheme. 

Our strategic objectives

Our strategic objectives for 2022 to 2023 are

Our Care Quality Commission rating

In May 2023 our regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our Trust as Good across all categories, and Outstanding for Effective.

In January 2021 the CQC rated our Gender Identity Development Service inadequate.

Our partners

We are proud to work with a variety of partners across North Central London and nationally to help support the mental health and wellbeing of patients, staff.

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