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National programmes

AHSN Network national programmes – mental health


Two of the three current national programmes adopted across England’s AHSNs relate to mental health:

Focus ADHD

The Oxford AHSN will promote and facilitate implementation of the computerised ADHD assessment test QbTest within ADHD services in our region which do not already use this. The aim is to improve ADHD assessments.

Further information about Focus ADHD

Early intervention in eating disorders (FREED)

FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) is an innovative, evidence-based, specialist care package for 16 to 25-year-olds

More information about FREED


Serenity integrated mentoring (SIM) – integrating mental healthcare and policing for people with complex mental health needs. One of seven national programmes supported by all AHSNs.