The Tavistock and Portman Digital Academy is now live!

9 September 2020

The Digital Academy website will be the portal through which UK and international learners will access our new portfolio of online courses.  

This innovation is the product of years of thought and work, development and design.  It is rooted in heritage, experience, and expertise spanning back 100 years as courses go live this centenary year, just weeks before the day we saw our first patient on 27 September 1920. 


We are launching the Digital Academy with five new online courses. These courses range in formats and duration to suit different learners’ needs, from one hour to one year in length and from self-directed to fully supported by clinical educators.  

Two of the courses will focus on Perinatal Mental Health – a five hour and a 20-hour course, for those who wish to know a bit more. These courses have been developed by Jo Maitland and Lucinda Green, leading experts in perinatal mental health, and are open to all. 

Two further courses look at child development and working with troubled children and are aimed at those working with children in some capacity, though would benefit anyone with children in their lives. 

Finally, our new yearlong course is about introducing psychoanalytic thinking at work. 

Our aim for the Digital Academy is to be open to all: for students to build strong connections, embrace our distinctive approach, and feel inspired to further their education with us. We have a long tradition of providing high quality education and training. The Digital Academy will continue to adhere to our personal and supportive approach and help us enhance our mission by extending our reach and impact. 

Courses that are available now:

Brian Rock, Dean and Director of Education and Training at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust said:

Our expertise in mental health stretches across the lifespan. It has benefited people working in various settings from education, health and social care and other related areas; but crucially our Digital Academy can extend this approach to support anyone with programmes designed to help address the many emotional/relational challenges we all face. 

For more information about outr Digital Academy and to book a course, please visit or email

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