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Psychoanalysis in the NHS

The ACP is one of the member organisations of the Coalition for Psychoanalysis in the NHS

Psychoanalysis has made a major contribution, nationally and internationally, to the understanding of mental distress and the development of mental health services.  The Coalition believes that psychoanalytically informed services and training have a major role to play in the future development of NHS services and in the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan.





The members of the coalition are:

  • Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP)
  • The Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP)
  • The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • The Institute for Group Analysis
  • The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust
  • Tavistock Relationships 
  • The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • WPF Therapy

See below a leaflet produced by the coalition on Supporting the NHS during COVID-19.