University of Hertfordshire


  • Nick Midgley
  • Sarah Jane Besser
  • David Wellsted
  • Solange Wyatt
  • Pasco Fearon
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Original languageEnglish
TypeTrial Protocol
Number of pages52
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2017


This document provides details regarding the setting up of, conduct, and analysis of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) funded study, “Evaluating the effectiveness of Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) as an intervention for children in foster care with emotional or behavioural problems: a phase II (feasibility) randomised controlled trial” (Short title: 'The Herts and Minds Study: Supporting the Emotional Wellbeing of Children ‘Looked After’ in Hertfordshire').

The Anna Freud Centre (AFC), a child mental health charity based in London, is the sponsor for this study. The AFC will be in partnership with the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), and The University of Hertfordshire (UH). As such, collaboration agreements will be established and exchanged between the three partner organisations. These agreements outline responsibilities and financial arrangements.


Trial registration at

ID: 15481158