Blog

  • “The chance to really support children” – life as a volunteer

    About 15 million people in the UK volunteer frequently, giving around 2 billion hours of their time every year. We hear from two volunteers from Place2Be.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent article and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Music therapy: helping children and young people to access their education

    Music therapy is a psychological therapy that uses the medium of music to achieve non-musical aims, such as encouraging self-expression where verbal skills are limited due to a physical or learning disability, or when clients find verbal therapy too direct or challenging.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • My Career in CAMHS: Laura Baker

    In this series we look at different career paths in CAMHS – scooping up pearls of wisdom from professionals across disciplines and at all stages of their careers.

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  • eric taylor

    An Interview with ‘Mr ACAMH’ – Professor Eric Taylor

    Professor Eric Taylor has been at the heart of ACAMH for over 50 years. We caught up with the past Chair of ACAMH, and editor of JCPP to discuss his career.

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  • Fighting for attention

    To present a more complete picture of a highly heritable disorder, The Bridge has spoken to two parents of children with ADHD about the challenges and concerns that it can present.

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  • Societal context of ADHD

    Paul McArdle, CAMHS Consultant, Honorary Senior Lecturer and ADHD specialist, spoke to The Bridge about the societal context of ADHD and a pilot programme he ran to try and reach children leaving care, many of whom suffered from the disorder.

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  • Implementing iThrive? Pick priorities and prepare, says commissioner

    iThrive is a care framework that aims to replace the four tiered system of CAMHS provision, by grouping children and young people based on their needs. Initially launched at 10 sites across the UK in October 2015, by April 2017 it had expanded to 44 CCGs. iThrive state that, 30% of young people in England […]

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  • Prabha Chouina

    Looking back on 2017 to go forward in 2018

    At the journals’ editorial office, we have been reflecting on 2017. Have we continued to improve our service offering to our authors and reviewers? Have we improved our systems and workflows to make the editors’ work at least a tiny bit easier? Have we engaged actively with the editorial and advisory board members and the wider research community?

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  • Guest Blog

    The inclusive nature of bereavement – all children grieve

    Individuals with special educational needs and disabilities are also affected by bereavement, including children with the severest SEND.

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  • Guest Blog

    Should mental health professionals understand intergenerational trauma?

    Those who are aware of the importance of understanding traumatic stress and emotional trauma may not fully understand the topic of intergenerational trauma. We certainly need this to change.

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