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A leading mental health charity for young people

Founded in 1967, the Brent Centre for Young People is one of the UK’s first mental health services specifically for adolescents, reaching those who otherwise may have not received help.

We provide a vital space for young people to reflect on and explore their worries in a safe environment.

As the primary adolescent psychotherapy service in North London, the Centre has developed bespoke talking therapies and programmes to expand the reach of our services. Led by some of the sector’s leading clinicians, we reach young people through 13 schools, Youth Offending Services (YOS), in-house at our sites in the London boroughs of Brent and Westminster, and other projects.

Annual reviews

We publish a review of our work at the end of each year to celebrate our achievements and to plan for the future.

Our story

  • Founded by Psychoanalysts Moses (Moe) Laufer, Egle Laufer, Mervin Glasser, Myer Wohl and Psychiatrist Maurice Friedman.
  • One of the first in the UK to cater specifically to adolescents.
  • Developed talking therapies unique to the Centre, including Adolescent Exploratory Therapy (AET), Group Therapy for Young Offenders, and Sport & Thought, as well as providing widely-used therapies such as psychotherapy and family therapy.
     

Our research

Since the Centre was founded, one of our key objectives has been to further the understanding of adolescent mental health and the benefits of psychoanalytic talking therapies.

Our research projects