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  • Bipolar debate

    In the latest edition of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal we have a series of papers debating Bipolar. Get involved and give us your views.

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  • In Conversation… Professor Tasmin Ford the importance of schools in a child’s mental health

    Professor Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Exeter Medical School, talks about attachment and early intervention, and explains why schools are an important setting in relation to child mental health.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Tourettes Syndrome

    In this podcast, Dr Seonaid Anderson and Helen Eadie, of Tourettes Action, define Tourettes Syndrome and expand on its impact.

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  • How well children read is largely down to their genes

    Children who are avid readers are typically good readers, and children who seldom read a book voluntarily often have dyslexia. Is their reading ability the consequence of how much they practised?

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  • Getting help with parenting makes a difference – at any age

    Parenting interventions for helping children with behavioural problems are just as effective in school age, as in younger children, according to new Oxford University research.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Reducing mental health problems in schools

    Dr Sophie Browning is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working on whole school approaches to mental health. In this podcast with psychology journalist Jo Carlowe, she discusses an innovative cognitive behavioural therapy approach for reducing anxiety and mental health problems in schools. You can listen to this podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes.

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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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  • Professor Tamsin Ford

    Does mental health awareness do more harm than good? A response from Prof Tamsin Ford to The Spectator

    The Spectator recently published an article on mental health awareness. Professor Tamsin Ford responds, “The dismissive tone of the article is unfortunate and undermines the important point that the author could have made, which is that policy should be evidence-based and evaluated for unexpected consequences.”

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  • Gordon Harold

    The Olympics’ loss is psychology’s gain

    Discover what was Professor Gordon Harold’s somewhat unlikely start in psychology.

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  • I have one of the best jobs in the world

    “For me words just can’t do justice to the pride and importance I attach to working for ACAMH, I think I’ve got one of the best jobs in the world working with a team of professionals who are really evidently passionate about their work and how it impacts on the wellbeing of children and adolescents.”

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