Our partners

We are delighted to work with local, national and international academic and health partners that facilitate us bringing high-quality and relevant education to  individuals and employers that require it.

HEE logoHealth Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England. 

We work closely with HEE to to ensure that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviors, at the right time and in the right place.  

We do this by developing and aligning our courses with what HEE identifies is needed in terms of education for those working in mental health and social care.

University of Essex logo

Our primary academic partner is the University of Essex, known for its world-class research and educational excellence and its consistently high levels of student satisfaction. The majority of students starting postgraduate degrees in 2016/17 will work towards an Essex-accredited award.

We have worked in partnership for a number of years, with Essex validating our Masters in Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Doctorate in Child, community and educational psychology  and Professional doctorate in advanced practice and research: child and educational psychology 

We have recently expanded that partnership, and have now validated the majority of our postgraduate portfolio of courses with Essex. The expansion of this partnership brings mutual development opportunities for shared learning and innovation, both in our teaching and our research. In some cases this has led to reconfiguring courses to better meet the current need of students and the industry.

The Trust is exploring the potential for broader academic links with the University, for example with Essex’s Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, its Department of Sociology and School of Philosophy and Art History. Together we aim to make a real difference to the lives of people suffering with mental health problems and to promote resilience and positive mental health.

University of East LondonlogoWe have been formally linked with the University of East London as collaborative partners since 1990. There exists strong teaching bonds between teaching staff employed in the University and the Trust in the areas of psychoanalytic studies, social work and systemic and narrative research. 

UEL validates the award for all students, current and prospective, who study our Masters in Social work.

Please that current students who have already embarked on UEL-validated courses at the Tavistock will continue to work towards a UEL-accredited qualification.

Skills for care logoSkills for Care, the National Skills Academy for Social Care, have officially endorsed Tavistock and Portman as a ‘Recognised Provider’ for our Social work and social care courses. Skills for Care provide practical tools and support to help adult social care organisations in England recruit, develop and lead their workforce.

AFC_logo_2017Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families works to improve the lives of thousands of children and young people with mental health problems every year. They provide specialist help, carry out innovative research and train others. Their internationally respected training and conferences team deliver practical and advanced training to allied mental health professionals.

Karnac logoThe Tavistock Clinic series, written in a clear and accessible style, makes available the clinical and theoretical work that has been most influential at the Tavistock.

healthcare-conferences-uk-190x60.pngHealthcare Conferences UK organises and produces high quality healthcare conferences and exhibitions with a specialist interest in a clinical audience.


pacey_logo PACEY supports everyone working in childcare and early years to provide high quality care and early learning for children and families. Information about the training, practical help and expert advice PACEY can be found on their website.


CEPN logoCamden Community Education Provider Network (CEPN) aims to coordinate education and training activities as well as workforce planning and development across health and social care, in order to better respond to local needs and priorities.