ACAMH is over 60 years old, and we are celebrating. But we are not standing still. Take a look at our strategic priorities 2022-23.

Our membership comprises a diverse group of clinicians, practitioners and world-leading child mental health researchers, working across an array of child and adolescent mental health domains.

We aim to raise standards in the understanding and management of child mental health issues. We publish the Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry (JCPP), an internationally acclaimed and world-leading child & adolescent psychology and psychiatry journal, that brings together empirical research, clinical studies and reviews in order to advance how we understand and approach child and adolescent mental health.

We also publish the Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal, a high quality, peer-review of child and adolescent mental health services research, which has articles for practitioners describing evidence-based clinical methods and clinically orientated research.

JCPP Advances launched in Spring 2021. It is a new, high quality, high impact open access journal in the field of child psychology and psychiatry and related disciplines. It builds on the values and prestige of its sister publication, the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, to advance the field by opening new opportunities for diverse researchers and for the dissemination of innovative science. 

In addition, we run a variety of conferences, training events, special interest groups and master classes throughout the year on topical issues, as well as providing access to a library of engaging on-line CPD topics delivered by national experts, in order to aid the professional development of all those working to support the mental health of children and young people.

We are committed to sharing information & best practice across the UK through our network of branches, with volunteers from a range of professional disciplines dedicated to creating a community that is making a difference.

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