Evidence Based Practice Unit


About EBPU

The Evidence Based Practice Unit is a child and youth mental health research and innovation unit based at UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, EBPU bridges cutting-edge research and innovative practice in children's mental health.

EBPU's vision is for all children and young people's wellbeing support to be informed by real-world evidence so that every child thrives.

Our mission is to bridge the worlds of research and practice to ensure that training, tools and support are informed by the latest evidence.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We are:

  • children and young people centred
  • committed to evidence based practice
  • open to challenge
  • rigorous in our work

We are committed to equity, diversity and taking an anti-racist stance in our research and within our team. Read our commitment to anti-racism.


Email: EBPU@annafreud.org

Telephone: 020 7443 2218

Media Enquiries: For all media enquiries please contact:

Caroline Gilchrist
Communications and Engagement Lead, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Chris Lane
Media Relations Manager for Brain Sciences, UCL Communications and Marketing


Evidence Based Practice Unit
4-8 Rodney Street
London N1 9JH