Our funding and partnerships
Contracts with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups are central to the funding of the Brandon Centre's activities and have led to the expansion of our contraception and sexual health service, psychotherapy service and Multisystemic therapy (MST). We have contracts with Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Islington and Lambeth.
The Centre’s funding also depends on voluntary income, i.e. grants and donations that we raise. Charitable Trusts that have supported the our work in recent years include the BBC Children in Need Appeal, The City Bridge Trust, The Clothworkers’ Foundation, The Cripplegate Foundation, The Goldsmiths’ Company, Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust, The Henry Smith Charity, The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund, Oakdale Trust, the Irish Youth Foundation, the Pilgrim Trust, J Paul Getty Jnr Charitable Trust, John Lyon’s Charity, and the Tuixen Foundation.
Partnership with statutory services and other voluntary organisations is integral to the Centre’s activities. The Centre’s contraceptive, sexual health and psychotherapy services are integrated with other statutory and non-statutory providers in Camden and Islington. We belong to the network of providers for young people's contraceptive and sexual health services in Camden and Islington. Brook partner us in delivering the C-Card scheme, chlamydia screening service and workforce development in Camden and Islington. We are part of Camden Joint Intake Referral Service, which comprises statutory CAMHS and providers in the voluntary sector. The aim of the service is to ensure that referrals to Camden Open Minded (formerly Camden CAMHS) are directed to the most appropriate service in Camden with a minimum of delay. The Centre is also a founding partner with Open Minded and Camden and Islington Health NHS Foundation Trust of Minding the Gap Transition Service, a new service to bridge the gap between adolescent and adult mental health services for vulnerable young people with a complex presentation. In addition we are part of a Camden consortium led by Catch 22 that successfully bid for a tender to provide a ground breaking service called Axis for young people with mental health and other life problems who don't use existing services.
In Camden, we work closely with the borough’s substance misuse team for young people and are contracted to deliver MST to families of young people with substance misuse problems.
We are a member of Camden CAMHS Tier 4 monitoring group. This group of CAMHS providers and commissioners screens and monitors all referrals for Tier 4 services, including MST, as an alternative to medium stay hospital admission.
The Centre is closely associated with the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London (UCL). The director is a visiting senior lecturer at the department. Academics from the department managed the evaluation of the Centre’s MST trial and are managing the evaluation of a trial examining the effectiveness of MST for young people with problem sexual behaviour (MST-PSB), an adaptation of MST standard. We have academic support from UCL for the Centre’s programme of audit and outcome evaluation.