The Foundation for Professionals
in Services to Adolescents.
Supporting mental health services for young people

FPSA is a charity that works with, cares for and cares about adolescents
Funding those working in mental health services
The Foundation for Professionals in Services to Adolescents (FPSA) supports mental health services for adolescents. We help those who work with vulnerable young people through our funding, knowledge sharing and promoting networking opportunities. 

*Important news on funding process - May 2016*

Changes to Funding Process Due to the increasing and unprecedented quantity of applications and in order to use FPSA funds in a fair and equitable manner, the trustees have decided to change the processing of applications from 1st May 2016.

We will receive applications in four 'windows' per year as follows:
Window 1  For study days, courses and conferences for individuals
Window 2  All of the above plus any others
Window 3  For study days, courses and conferences for individuals
Window 4  All of the above plus any others

Window dates and communication to applicants:
Window 1  January 1st – March 31st, decision in April
Window 2  April 1st – June 30th, decision in July
Window 3  July 1st – September 30th, decision in October
Window 4  October 1st – December 31st, decision in January
There is a limit to the funds available for each window. 

Funding staff development and training

We offer awards, bursaries and grants for conferences, events, research, training and education for those employed to do mental health work. We also fund staff development and initiatives that offer support to frontline staff. We fund organisations and individuals who usually (but not exclusively) work in children and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) Tier 4. For example, specialised in-patient, day patient and outpatient units, and professions including nursing, psychiatry, social work, and much more. Find out more about Funding and apply online.  Guidance notes for the application process are available here.

Sharing knowledge: FPSA briefings and reports

We publish our practitioner briefing papers, and reports on this website, and are co-stewards of renowned publication, Journal of Adolescence. You'll also find links to podcasts, videos and presentations in 'Resources' and information on relevant events and organisations.

Offering over 40 year's experience in mental health services

We've supported mental health services since 1968, when we were founded as the Association for the Psychiatric Study of Adolescence. Today, we are a funding charity guided by our trustees, who understand and have a passion for adolescent mental health services because they work or worked in relevant services.
Apply for funding
The FPSA offers funding for relevant courses, conferences and training. Find out who can apply now. FPSA do not provide retrospective funding, if you have already paid for a course, training or conference you cannot apply for funding. Please make sure your application has been submitted to the website at least 2 weeks before the course starts (exceptions may be made for conferences).

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