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2021 New Issue 1

The Bridge, ACAMH’s Magazine, shares the latest clinically relevant child and adolescent mental health research, best practice, and policy. We publish accessible, interesting, and useful articles to inform our readers’ work with young people, bridging the gap between expert evidence and current practice.

Welcome to Bridge 2021 New Issue 1: Relaunch

I am delighted to relaunch The Bridge, ACAMH’s long-running magazine. The Bridge is back with a new format and features that we hope will be accessible, interesting and useful for readers. Our articles will share the latest high-quality and clinically relevant child and adolescent mental health research, best practice and policy. We aim to inform readers’ work with young people, to bridge the gap between expert evidence and current practice.

You’ll recognise our Research Digests, summarising the world-class research recently published in ACAMH’s journals – JCPP, JCPP Advances, and CAMH – and occasionally other journals. We’ll continue to publish Research Digests, which have been the backbone of the Bridge over recent years, keeping readers well-informed about scientific developments in our field.

New features
We’re now adding Expert Perspectives, which provide broader discussions, written by knowledgeable researchers and clinicians, to give richer context. We’re also including Young Insights, articles led by young people and parents, highlighting their experiences and priorities. These articles, and young people’s and parents’ contributions to other articles, will increase the relevance of what’s learnt from the Bridge for the young people and families we work with. Additionally, the Bridge now includes child and adolescent mental health policy updates in our Policy Reviews.

Coming soon, readers can test what they’ve learnt from the Bridge in our online quizzes. We’re also developing a section for ACAMH members to post Notices. Starting from next issue, we’ll include Interviews with leaders whose work has influenced our understanding of child and adolescent mental health and our practice. Readers can submit questions for each interview, including our first interview with Dr. Gordana Milavić.

Let us know what you think
I hope the Bridge will be an enjoyable read and provide a comprehensive understanding of key evidence on child and adolescent mental health. To inform further improvements, we’ll be asking readers for feedback: I’m really keen to hear from you! I’d like the Bridge to be your magazine, covering what you want to read, and continuing to adapt to be as interesting, informative, and relevant as possible.

Thanks for reading on!

 

About the author

Stephanie J Lewis
Stephanie J Lewis

Dr Stephanie J Lewis is Clinical Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Steph is keen to promote the translation of research and expert evidence into clinical practice to improve mental healthcare for young people, so is delighted and proud to be Editor of the Bridge.