About us 

​Positive Families Partnership (PFP) is a collaboration between a group of organisations working towards a common goal: to prevent families from breaking down and young people from entry into care.

We provide an edge of care service, delivering holistic, therapeutic interventions to at-risk families. These therapies - Multisystemic Therapy and Functional Family Therapy – have strong evidence bases and are proven to generate betteroutcomes for young people and their families.

We work across ten London boroughs: Bexley, Merton, Newham, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Barking & Dagenham, Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow and Haringey. 

We work with three delivery partners: Family Psychology Mutual, Family Action and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust. Together, these organisations have over 150 years’ experience of supporting families and implementing evidence-based programmes around the UK.

Our mission is to help vulnerable young people and their families live happier lives.

Our Approach

Positive Families Partnership supports families facing significant difficulties by providing therapeutic programmes designed to help address a young person’s behavioural issues and improve family functioning. The programmes are intensive, holistic interventions, based on rigorous evidence.

These are:

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Functional Family Therapy

Functional Family Therapy (FFT) is an evidence-based programme that works with the whole family to improve interpersonal relationships and address antisocial behaviour. It seeks to improve communication and supportiveness between parents or guardians and young people, while decreasing hostility and blame. Other goals include helping family members adopt positive solutions to family problems, working with the whole family group to achieve positive behaviour change.

How the programme works
Multisystemic Therapy

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community based intervention for children and young people aged 11-17, where young people are at risk of out of home placement in either care or custody due to their offending or having severe behaviour problems. The intervention aims to empower caregivers, enabling them to break the cycle of anti-social behaviours by keeping young people safely at home, in school, and out of trouble.

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Our Partners

London Borough Partners


Delivery Partners


Family Psychology Mutual is a Community Interest Company that works with families and individuals in their homes and communities to create and sustain positive changes using high quality psychological interventions.


Family Action is a charity founded in 1869.  It transforms lives by providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the UK.


South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust is leading provider of mental health services across south west London, focused on recovery which means helping people to get on with their lives and to focus on the things that are important to them.

What do I do next? 

For more information about the programme, please get in touch on We are more than happy to discuss the programme with you and provide any further information you may need. 

If you want to get in touch about a potential referral to our service, please email one of the following addresses (depending on the relevant Borough):