Research projects

A showcase of current and completed research studies undertaken by our staff and collaborators

Child and family mental health

Personalised Programmes for Children

With support from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Reading, we were the lead partner in a successful bid in...

Family Domains Project

Social domains are classes of interpersonal process, each with distinct procedural rules underpinning mutual understanding, emotion regulation and...

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

The FNP National Unit supports the high quality implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England. Support covers four broad...

Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT)

Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT) is a randomised controlled, relapse prevention trial. The aims of IMPACT are to...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...

Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

Substance misuse has been identified as a main issue in up to two-thirds of all care proceedings and the outcomes are often poor for the children...

Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT)

The Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT) trial is a large pragmatic intervention trial which has been undertaken over three sites (Leeds,...

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) research

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has entered an exciting partnership with Leiden University, Netherlands, to become the UK training...


Child Maltreatment

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

The FNP National Unit supports the high quality implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England. Support covers four broad...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...

Babies in Groups

How do children learn to join in with groups of other children? How early can group life begin? Is group membership basic to infant mental health?...

Does training in a systematic approach to emotional abuse improve the quality of children’s services?

This study aimed to investigate whether training and follow up consultation in Glaser's (2002) Framework for the Recognition, Assessment and...

Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

Substance misuse has been identified as a main issue in up to two-thirds of all care proceedings and the outcomes are often poor for the children...


Clinical innovation

Robust-Ed: Promoting resilience in young people, staff and communities

Robust-Ed is a resilience building programme currently offered in greater London and surrounding areas. A pilot study evaluating the effectiveness...

Family Domains Project

Social domains are classes of interpersonal process, each with distinct procedural rules underpinning mutual understanding, emotion regulation and...

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

The FNP National Unit supports the high quality implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England. Support covers four broad...

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder

This study aims to establish the usefulness of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) in helping violent men with a diagnosis of antisocial...

Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) is the first randomized controlled trial in the NHS to establish if long term psychoanalytic...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...

Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

Substance misuse has been identified as a main issue in up to two-thirds of all care proceedings and the outcomes are often poor for the children...

Managing patients with complex needs: Evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

This report sets out the findings of an evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS), an innovative...

Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT)

The Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT) trial is a large pragmatic intervention trial which has been undertaken over three sites (Leeds,...

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) research

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has entered an exciting partnership with Leiden University, Netherlands, to become the UK training...


Forensic mental health

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder

This study aims to establish the usefulness of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) in helping violent men with a diagnosis of antisocial...


Infancy and early years

Family Nurse Partnership National Unit

The FNP National Unit supports the high quality implementation of the Family Nurse Partnership programme in England. Support covers four broad...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...


Patient experience

Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT)

Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT) is a randomised controlled, relapse prevention trial. The aims of IMPACT are to...

Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) is the first randomized controlled trial in the NHS to establish if long term psychoanalytic...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...

Managing patients with complex needs: Evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

This report sets out the findings of an evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS), an innovative...


Psychological therapies

Brain in Hand - how does it help keep the day on track?

The Brain in Hand tool is a new way of monitoring and managing feelings of stress and anxiety and is designed to help keep the day on track. It has...

Family Domains Project

Social domains are classes of interpersonal process, each with distinct procedural rules underpinning mutual understanding, emotion regulation and...

Improving Mood with Psychoanalytic and Cognitive Therapies (IMPACT)

Improving mood with psychoanalytic and cognitive therapies (IMPACT) is a randomised controlled, relapse prevention trial. The aims of IMPACT are to...

Mentalization-Based Treatment for Antisocial Personality Disorder

This study aims to establish the usefulness of mentalization-based treatment (MBT) in helping violent men with a diagnosis of antisocial...

Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS)

The Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS) is the first randomized controlled trial in the NHS to establish if long term psychoanalytic...

‘Watch Me Play!’ Feasibility Study

Young children who live in foster care are at high risk of mental health problems as children and later in life. There is little evidence about how...

Managing patients with complex needs: Evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service

This report sets out the findings of an evaluation of the City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS), an innovative...

Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT)

The Self-harm intervention, family therapy (SHIFT) trial is a large pragmatic intervention trial which has been undertaken over three sites (Leeds,...

Video-feedback Intervention to promote Positive Parenting and Sensitive Discipline (VIPP-SD) research

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has entered an exciting partnership with Leiden University, Netherlands, to become the UK training...

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