Ben Upton

Science Journalist for ACAMH
Ben Upton
Science Journalist for ACAMH
  • A young boy sitting at a table

    Talking therapies and adapting for autism

    Dr Ann Ozsivadjian is a clinical psychologist who specialises in making talking therapies work for children with autism. Her job at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, was created at the request of the parents of autistic children, who were having trouble with conventional talking therapies. “Accessing therapy can be […]

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  • Designing services with patients calls for curiosity and empathy

    “I took my knowledge from the NHS about involving patients and combined that with design tools from commercial software development,”

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  • My Career in CAMHS: Laura Baker

    In this series we look at different career paths in CAMHS – scooping up pearls of wisdom from professionals across disciplines and at all stages of their careers.

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    An Interview with ‘Mr ACAMH’ – Professor Eric Taylor

    Professor Eric Taylor has been at the heart of ACAMH for over 50 years. We caught up with the past Chair of ACAMH, and editor of JCPP to discuss his career.

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  • Fighting for attention

    To present a more complete picture of a highly heritable disorder, The Bridge has spoken to two parents of children with ADHD about the challenges and concerns that it can present.

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  • Societal context of ADHD

    Paul McArdle, CAMHS Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer and ADHD specialist, spoke to The Bridge about the societal context of ADHD and a pilot programme he ran to try and reach children leaving care, many of whom suffered from the disorder.

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  • Implementing iThrive? Pick priorities and prepare, says commissioner

    iThrive is a care framework that aims to replace the four tiered system of CAMHS provision, by grouping children and young people based on their needs. Initially launched at 10 sites across the UK in October 2015, by April 2017 it had expanded to 44 CCGs. iThrive state that, 30% of young people in England […]

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  • Caring for ‘psychopathic’ children is essential

    “What do you do with a child that frightens you?” asked presenter Justin Webb on Radio 4’s Today programme.

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  • Anti Social Behaviour

    Multiagency professionals trying to deter children from developing antisocial or criminal behaviour should focus on enhancing children’s emotional awareness or affective empathy, according to a recent study of vulnerable children in Amsterdam.

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  • Falling numbers in child psychiatry

    Falling child psychiatry numbers do not make happy reading

    Drop in the number of child psychiatrists from 1,015 full-time equivalent posts in May 2013 down to 948 in May 2017.

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