Dr Lucy Maddox

Dr Lucy Maddox is a consultant clinical psychologist and writer, and part of the Avon ACAMH committee. She is the author of 'Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are' and a new book for children 'What is Mental Health?' which is due out January 2020.
Dr Lucy Maddox
Dr Lucy Maddox is a consultant clinical psychologist and writer, and part of the Avon ACAMH committee. She is the author of 'Blueprint: How Our Childhood Makes Us Who We Are' and a new book for children 'What is Mental Health?' which is due out January 2020.
  • Why it’s good to ban smacking

    I remember going to an international conference on child abuse and neglect many years ago and thinking before I went, that the UK was pretty far ahead in terms of the services we offer. I was shocked when one presentation went through some of the evidence on how smacking is related to physical abuse, and how many countries in the world allowed it.

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  • As a therapist, how should I grieve after a patient’s suicide?

    Social worker Beth lost her patient Toby to suicide, but didn’t feel entitled to process it as a personal loss. Why do we treat personal and professional grief differently, and how can we support professionals who suffer traumatic losses?

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  • Back to school

    “The government has recognised the need for greater focus on child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, although is yet to provide adequate funding to match its rhetoric or a clear strategy for what in-school intervention would look like. Whilst early preventative programmes can be really useful for young people, I can’t help but think that the newly proposed in-school mental health initiatives might to some extent be treating problems created by the education culture that has been set up.”

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