“For decades, the Tavistock’s work has helped shape how we see ourselves, as persons and as a society. Much thinking that has entered the mainstream emerged from its challenging, interdisciplinary research and practice”

Hilary Mantel

History of the Tavistock and Portman

Team around the practice (TAP) is established

Following the success of the PCPCS the development of services elsewhere are influenced . In 2015 the Tavistock and Portman won a competitive tender to provide a sister service in Camden, known as the TAP (Team around the practice), in partnership with Camden and Islington Foundation Trust and Hillside Clubhouse...Read More

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships renamed itself as Tavistock Relationships

Tavistock Relationships logo

In 2016 the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships renamed itself Tavistock Relationships.

Kids on the Edge

Kids on the Edge

In November 2016 Channel 4 ran a three-part series Kids on the Edge, produced by Century Films. Each of the films concentrated on a different area of the Tavistock and Portman’s work with Young people: gender, Gloucester House, self-harm. The Gender Clinic: This episode follows two families who attend the..Read More

The Gender Identity Clinic joins the Tavistock and Portman

In April 2017 the GIC, Britain’s oldest gender clinic, joined the Tavistock and Portman. Since the establishment of both the GIC and GIDS gender has moved from being the province of small scale part-time projects to being a significant part of the work of our trust as a whole. Both..Read More

Providing support after Grenfell

The Grenfell fire

On 14 June 2017, a fire broke out in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of flats in North Kensington. it caused 72 deaths, more than 70 were injured and 223 people escaped. It was  the worst UK residential fire since the Second World War. The Tavistock and Portman’s Trauma Unit..Read More

Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic joins the Tavistock and Portman

In 2017, the Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic joined the Tavistock and Portman. GIC had been founded in 1966 by Dr John Randall and is the oldest gender identity service in the UK. It was established as part of the Charing Cross Hospital in the West End and moved with..Read More

Forensic CAMHS (The Port) is opened

The Port

The Forensic Child and Adolescent Child Mental Health Service (The Port) was opened in 2018. This Port is a NHS service run by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust that helps young people who are displaying behaviour that could put others at risk. It offers advice, consultation and specialist..Read More

March 2

The Gender Identity Development Unit is founded

The Gender Identity Development Unit was founded in 1989 at the Department of Child Psychiatry at St Georges Hospital St George’s by Domenico Di Ceglie, of the Tavistock’s Adolescent Department, to offer support to young people experiencing distress about their gender identity. In 1994, GIDS moved to the Tavistock and..Read More