2021 ACAMH Awards – call for nominations

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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3rd Annual ACAMH Awards virtual ceremony
ACAMH awards aim to recognise high-quality work in evidence-based science, both in research and practice, in the field of child and adolescent mental health. As the ACAMH Awards enters its third year, the Association looks forward to wider and much larger number of nominations than the previous years.

The awards will be presented at an online ceremony in October 2021. Details will be announced closer to the time.

Nominations will be evaluated by a panel of leading figures in the field along with ACAMH trustees and the Editors-in-Chief of our journals (JCPP and CAMH). You can complete the nomination forms as a pdf or online here.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS Monday 28 June 17.00 UK time BUT DON’T DELAY APPLY NOW.

Take a look at the winners of the 2020 ACAMH Awards.

Awards and criteria

Eric Taylor ‘Translational Research into Practice’ Award

Nomination criteria:

  1. An individual whose work involves both research, and either clinical or educational involvement in practice. AND
  2. A researcher or clinician who has published translational science (evidence base into practice) with evidence of clinical or educational service provision. This could involve the establishment of new interventions, or improvement of existing ones, with evidence of clinical or educational service provision.

Apply online or download pdf

David Cottrell ‘Education of CAMH Professionals’ Award

Nomination criteria:

  1. A researcher who has published the best paper on an Information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health. AND/OR
  2. A clinician who has put evidence base into practicewithin the information/data/IT/digital fields of child and adolescent mental health. This could be the use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc.

Required information:

  1. Full list of publications
  2. Evidence of use of information/ technology in delivery of care

Apply online or download pdf

Kathy Sylva ‘Rising Star’ Award

Nomination criteria:

Open to any person who has made a significant scientific contribution to child and adolescent mental health literature, within 10 years of their first peer reviewed journal publication.

Required information:

  1. Number of journal articles
  2. Number of citations in Google Scholar
  3. H index in Google Scholar
  4. Full list of publications

Apply online or download pdf

Digital Innovation Award

Nomination criteria:

  1. A researcher who has published the best paper on an Information/data/IT/digital topic relating to child and adolescent mental health.
  2. A clinician who has put evidence base into practice within the information/data/IT/digital fields of child and adolescent mental health. This could be the use of information or technologies in the delivery of care or service design etc.

Required information:

  1. Full list of relevant publications
  2. Evidence of use of information/ technology in delivery of care

Apply online or download pdf

Lionel Hersov Memorial Award

Nomination criteria: Please note – This is a team award and only teams can be nominated. The nominations will be accepted from researchers, investigators, clinicians and educationalists against the following criteria:

  1. A practice team that has demonstrated the use of evidence base (research, audit or service evaluation) into clinical practice.
  2. A team that has evaluated the outcome or measures either the clinical impact or demonstrated quality improvement (can be efficiencies of time, money or reduced ‘waste’).

The panel would judge on the basis of:

  • Criterion 1. Demonstrable and sustained outcomes over a period of time exceeding at least one year
  • Criterion 2. Value to the community
  • Criterion 3. Replicability

Apply online or download pdf

Trainee Awards

Undergraduate Clinical trainee of the year

Nomination criteria:
Open to an individual undertaking their first qualification as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health from any background (e.g nursing, social work, occupational therapy, physio) and who demonstrates a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice by;

  • Involvement in training / advocating for evidence-based practice (i.e. quality improvement)
  • Involvement in research or audit (through publications).

Required information:

  1. Letters from supervisors or feedback from courses
  2. Full list of publications

Apply online or download pdf

Research trainee of the year

Nomination criteria:
A trainee or student who is less than 2 years post-PhD who has shown initiative or made a significant contribution to child and adolescent mental health. They will have demonstrated academic potential through:

  • Publications
  • Oral / poster presentations at regional, national or international conferences
  • Grant income

Apply online or download pdf

Postgraduate Clinical trainee of the year

Nomination criteria:

Open to any individual undertaking postgraduate training as a practitioner working with children in relation to mental health from any background (e.g clinical psychology, educational psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry). This could include teaching, for example an individual undertaking an MEd who is able to demonstrate a clear commitment to evidence-based clinical practice by:

  • Demonstrating involvement in academic work by reviewing papers for ACAMH or through Publons
  • Involvement in training / advocating for evidence-based practice (ie quality improvement)
  • Involvement in publications through research or audit (through publications)

Apply online or download pdf

Terms and conditions

  1. Each entry should not exceed the word limit specified and must address the required information for the award.
  2. Completed entries should be sent by email to publications@acamh.org
  3. All nominations and information supplied in the supporting material will be treated as confidential.
  4. Details of the Awards event will follow in due course.
  5. Please note the nominee must have given their permission to be nominated prior to the entry being submitted.
  6. The judges reserve the right to withhold any award should they feel the entries are below the required standard.
  7. The verdict of the judging panel is final.
  8. Entries may be based on activities undertaken from January 2020 to December 2020.
  9. All entries must include full name and valid contact details.
  10. Closing date for nominations is Monday 28 June 17.00 UK time.

Discussion

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Peace and blessings be upon you.
Thank you very much for your email.
Dear Sirs.
I have written around 200 essays on child and adolescent mental health to the national news paper in Sri Lanka. Which were published weekly in Tamil language.
Could you kindly consider that I am eligible to apply any of the awards mentioned above.

In expecting your valuable reply.
Thanks

Azhar Ansar FRSPH (UK)
Psychological counsellor
Writer of Psycholog.

Matt Kempen

We welcome all applications, all you need to do is get someone to nominate you for the appropriate category.

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