Developing and maintaining collaborative partnering with statutory services and other voluntary organisations is integral to our activities. Some examples include:
Arsenal in the Community
Arsenal Football Club is proud to transform the lives of young people through a variety of projects funded through The Arsenal Foundation. The Arsenal Foundation is a fundraising and grant-making organisation designed to grow the reach and effect of the programmes the Club supports to help an increasing number of young people across the globe fulfil their potential and help their communities thrive. The main focus of the work is through education projects, an area where Arsenal has made a difference over many years with community-led and charitable initiatives that motivate and engage young people using the power of the Arsenal name.
For more information visit: www.arsenal.com/thearsenalfoundation
A new expanding and developing project with Arsenal in the Community and the London Marathon Charitable Trust with the aim of increasing female participation in sport, providing them with professional support for anxieties they may be experiencing and providing them with personal development opportunities such as accredited course, workshops and employment.
How Brandon Centre and Arsenal in the Community have developed a close partnership to support the Arsenal Girls Kicks Community football programme from a mental health perspective.
Minding the Gap
Minding the Gap, where we are a founding partner in a service to bridge the gap between adolescent and adult mental health services in Camden and Islington for young people with a complex presentation, along with Open Minded and the Camden and Islington NHS Trust; Catch 22, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children.
Camden Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Member of the Camden CAMHS Tier 4 monitoring group which includes CAMHS providers & commissioners.
Camden & Islington Young People’s Sexual Health Network
Active member of the network of providers for young people’s contraceptive and sexual health services in Camden & Islington which includes Brook and Pulse/Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. In addition, Brook partner with us in delivering the C-Card scheme, Chlamydia screening service and workforce development.
We wish to give our heartfelt thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund.
This generous grant, which is so much appreciated, will ensure that we can support even more young people through mental health and wellbeing.
Fitzrovia Youth in Action
Fitzrovia Youth in Action is Camden’s leading youth action charity which empowers Camden’s young people to create positive change in their community and in their lives. Our work includes peer support and youth leadership.
A new and innovative partnership with the Lighthouse, UK’s first Child House. At The Lighthouse we put children at the centre, to make sure they have a safe place to recover at their own pace and rebuild their lives. This pioneering service brings multiple services under one roof, such as health, police, social care with CAMHS and charities delivering therapeutic interventions.
University College London
We have close links with University College London (UCL) and receive academic support for our outcome evaluation programme.
Regent’s Place is a 13 acre, fully managed campus owned by British Land, featuring unrivalled local and international transport links, the latest in sustainable design, a lively mix of retail, leisure and public spaces – and all within strolling distance of one of London’s most beautiful parks on one side and the heart of the West End to the other.
Regent’s Place totals around two million sq ft of office, retail and residential and is home to in excess of 20,000 workers and residents. Occupiers include Dentsu Aegis, Facebook, Lendlease, Ricoh and Santander.
Regent’s Place is committed to being a resource for its local community and works in partnership with local organisations and charities. As well as initiatives like the Regent’s Place Community Fund, there are dedicated community venues on site hosting hundreds of community-led activities each year.
Patrick Jones, Programme Manager at Islington Giving talks about ‘Art and the Male Mental Health Crisis’. Islington Giving are also generous funders to Brandon Centre which enables our charity to support even more young people through mental health.
London Youth, together with a network of over 450 community organisations, creates opportunities for tens of thousands of young people every year.
The Centre is closely associated with the Research Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London (UCL). Academics from the department managed the evaluation of the Centre’s MST trial and 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 are currently working with Hertfordshire University in an evaluation of our Systemic Integrative Service (SIT) Youth Endowment Team working with 10-14 year olds.
We regularly accept Trainee Clinical Psychologists from the North London Clinical Psychology Trainings: University College London, Royal Holloway, and University of East London. We also accept Trainee Psychotherapists from the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Training, Birkbeck, University of London. Other training organisations that have placed Trainee Psychologists or Psychotherapists with us include the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Hertfordshire and City, University of London.
Brandon Centre, in collaboration with PatientSource – Case Study
In this study, Julia Brown, Brandon Centre’s CEO outlines how we have moved from paper-based processes to digital, with the help of our technology partner, PatientSource, and transformed our mental health and sexual health services ahead of expanding our support across London and beyond.
Mind in London
Brandon Centre is delighted to be partnering with Mind in London associations to deliver an innovative parent support programme to parents/carers of adolescents on the waiting list for mental health treatment with specialist CAMHS teams. This 8-week group programme will be delivered in three ICS’ across London; NCL, NWL and SWL. The aim of this programme is to deliver support, strategies and signposting to a group of parents who have been identified as being one of the least supported. If this pilot is successful, the goal will be to expand this offer to more areas and groups.