Malta ACAMH Branch

We are excited to announce the launch of the Maltese ACAMH branch. Through this initiative we aspire to improve clinical standards of practice in child services in Malta. We aim to do this through education and scientific research in child and adolescent mental health. We plan to focus on services which require further development locally such as perinatal and infant psychiatry.  This will offer opportunities for local and foreign research to be presented in the conferences which will be organised. We will be holding regular educational events throughout the year and encourage professionals to join us by becoming a member.

Should you require further information, kindly contact us.

EVENTS

Controversies in ADHD: Emanuel Miller Lecture and National Conference. Video Conference held on Friday 18th March, 2016 (10 am – 5 pm). The Medical Illustrations Unit, Mater Dei Hospital.
Maternal Mental Health Awareness

IN THE NEWS

A&H: Mental health… Pulling through
The Malta Independent, Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Dr Ethel Felice, consultant psychiatrist and expert in perinatal mental health and committee member of the The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health – ACAMH Malta, speaks to Daniela Allen about maternal mental health care in pregnancy and after birth, and the need to support mothers and fathers in the transition to parenthood.

Psychologically prepare parents to bond with child
Times of Malta, 9 July 2016

About ACAMH Malta branch

Mission

To advance child and adolescent mental health through the application of research and practice

Vision

To be the leading international organisation for inter-disciplinary child and adolescent mental health research, dissemination and training

Aims

Advancing child and adolescent mental health through:

  • Publication of high-impact, world-class scientific research and evidence-based practice
  • Collaborative knowledge exchange of a rich and constantly developing variety of accessible and flexible material and resources, to support professional development of members and colleagues, and promote mutli-disciplinary work
  • Raising standards, governance and best practice in delivery of CAMH resources and services
  • Forging national and international links at all levels to access expertise and enrich understanding

Guiding Principles

  1. Creating value for the user
  2. Placing ACAMH at the centre of professional development, recognised as a key provider of effective high quality resources to support the professional CAMH community and wider audience

Key Objectives

  • advancing all matters concerning the mental health and development of children, young people and their families
  • disseminating scientific research and scholarship
  • interpreting research and its applicability to evidence based clinical practice
  • facilitating professional development.