New students

We are delighted you have chosen to study with the Trust either at the Tavistock Centre in London or at one of our national centres.

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Foreword from our Dean

Brian-Rock-DET-DeanI am delighted that you are joining us in helping people to transform their lives for the better.

Thank you for choosing to embark on a journey of discovery at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. I hope it will challenge and inspire you and enrich your understanding and practice.

At the Trust you will be studying in an innovative and world-leading institution for mental health, social care, education and psychological therapies (to name a few), with tutors and other colleagues who are dedicated to this field and have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal

We can only continue our world-leading reputation with your help, through your research and practice and I am excited to continue our mission with you.

2020 has been a particularly challenging year and come what may, we are ready to start delivering our training online and on time in September.  There have been some FAQ's prepared as I know that you will have questions about studying with us year.  If you have any further questions, please do contact us at and we will get back to you.

Brian Rock, Director of Education and Training, and Dean of Postgraduate Studies

A word from our Chief Executive

Paul JenkinsI’d like to extend a warm welcome to you all.

I hope you find your first week with us helpful and informative; I encourage you to make the most of the opportunity to meet fellow students.

We are committed to making a measurable difference to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. By training with us, you are supporting this mission.

Our students are a vital part of our work and you are joining a growing cohort of professionals who share a common purpose.

Our training is provided by highly skilled tutors who draw on their own clinical experience to help you to develop the skills you need. Wherever you are in your career, I hope you use your time with us to learn and train but also as a space to think and reflect.

We’re privileged to have you join us on your training journey and I am sure you will be able to apply the training, learning and skills to help you wherever you are in your career. I truly hope you enjoy being part of an excellent learning environment.

Paul Jenkins OBE, Chief Executive

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Welcome Week 2021

Welcome Week will take place from Monday 20 September to Friday 24 September 2021. You will not be required to attend the full five days but you...

Governance for clinical trainees

If you are going to see a patient of the Trust as part of your training you are required to complete a governance passport. This section will...

Student support and wellbeing

In order to help you get the most out of your education and training during your time here at the Tavistock and Portman, we offer a range of...

National Centre students

Our courses have been designed to be inclusive for all, regardless of where you live. As well as offering some online courses, we also deliver...

Information for new international students

Here at The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust we have a long and valued tradition of offering training to mental health professionals from...

Your student experience

Whether you study with us for five hours or five years, we will ensure that your time spent with us is academically and socially engaging and...