Evidence Based Practice Unit


About Evidence Based Practice Unit

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

Founded in 2006 as a collaboration between UCL Faculty of Brain Sciences and Anna Freud, the Evidence Based Practice Unit bridges cutting-edge research and innovative practice in children's mental health.

The Evidence Based Practice Unit'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

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Evidence Based Practice Unit believes in fairness, inclusivity, equity and better representation of diversity in our research and in our team, and we take action on the basis of these principles. We have set out three key criteria across our research and work to help us achieve this:

1. Embedding equity, diversity and inclusion in all stages of each research project.

2. Including a paid peer researcher in all research and evaluation projects.

3. Including reflexivity statements more consistently in our research outputs.


Email: EBPU@annafreud.org

Telephone: 020 7443 2218

Media Enquiries: For all media enquiries please contact:

Andy Mortimer
Head of External Affairs, Anna Freud

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


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