Funding those working in mental health services

****Important update April 2020****

In light of the current world wide pandemic the trustees have taken the exceptional decision to suspend all applications for any event that commences between now (10th April 2020) and the end of this year.

The trustees realise that all applicants and those that are in the process of completing an application will be very disappointed with this announcement.

We will however continue to accept applications for events that commence after 1st January 2021.

A decision with these applications will be announced during the week commencing Monday 30th November.

Please monitor the website regularly for any further updates or changes to this procedure.

FPSA Trustees
April 2020

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.

Funding process update:  please click here for full details

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.

Applying for Funding

The Foundation for Professionals in Services to Adolescents (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 check the deadlines for applications before you submit.

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