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  • 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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  • Why it’s time to ACE the way we measure the bad things that happen to children

    There is no magic wand to stop bad things happening, but how we measure the impact of those bad things is absolutely key to helping these children fare better.

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  • Falling through the gap between CAMHS and AMHS

    Young people face a ‘cliff edge’ when trying to access mental health care after reaching the upper age limit of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and try to move into adult health sevices (AMHS).

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  • Homelessness and its impact on children

    In the run up to Christmas, this article aims to outline previous research on the effects of homelessness and the potential solutions already outlined, as well as point towards future research and actions.

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  • Inflammation: a key risk factor for depression?

    Depression is common but the biological mechanisms leading to this disorder are not well understood. The link between inflammation and the brain may help us elucidate a potential mechanism.

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  • World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on Suicide Prevention

    The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day is suicide and suicide prevention. Our Vision is ‘Sharing best evidence, improving practice’, and to this end we urge you to take a look at the learning opportunities on our website and to share with your networks.

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  • Behind the yellow line

    I am interested in exploring novel methods of research dissemination. In my years as a researcher, I have experienced how hard it is to find a way to communicate research results to the wider non-scientific community – the “real” world.

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  • Good intentions, good enough?

    Daniel Brennan, Assistant Psychologist at Ealing Intensive Therapeutic and Short Break Service (ITSBS) provides a summary of Lenehan, C. and Geraghty, M.  (2017) “Good intentions, good enough?: a review of the experiences and outcomes of children and young people with learning disabilities in residential special schools and colleges”,

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  • Just what does a learning disability nurse do?

    ”As a clinical nurse specialist, and manager, there is no typical day.”- Julie Blackaby. “It is probably the liveliest and most exciting it has been since the advent of the NHS”- Noeleen Morritt.

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  • Suicide and self-harm: Pathways for Minimizing Suicide & Premature Deaths and Maximizing Hope and Wellbeing

    Truly groundbreaking research on suicide and self-harm take our quiz to receive 2 hours of CPD training on the topic. Open access to the papers until the 31 October 2019.

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