Information for Patients

Evidence-based practice is informed by science. Below, we have listed some reliable resources for clinicians to find scientific literature that can aid in guiding their practice. Also visit our resources page for other useful resources.

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library provides summaries of systematic reviews for various conditions, including in mental health. 

Health Evidence

Health Evidence has a searchable library of research evidence.

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Evidence Based Practice Unit

The Unit is part of University College London (UCL) and the Anna Freud Centre. It provides a summary of the evidence regarding treatments for various child disorders. Download their booklet for mental health professionals working with children and youth by clicking here.


TRIPDatabase is a search engine for clinical evidence in support of clinical practice.

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE produces systematic reviews and practice guides, including for practitioners in mental health.

Content last reviewed: Sept, 2020

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