Blog

  • The Bridge Abridged: The ADHD Issue

    An introduction to the ADHD issue of The Bridge Abridged from Editor and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Dr Juliette Kennedy. This is followed by the latest research digest from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, “Brain firing, but not wiring, is different in children with ADHD”.

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  • Guest Blog

    How do new family forms affect children’s mental health?

    New family forms, including single-parent households, gay or lesbian parents, and those with children born through assisted reproduction methods like IVF and surrogacy, are becoming ever more common. Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, elaborates on the impacts of these family forms on children’s mental health.

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  • ‘There is no other organisation like this in Europe’

    We provide cutting-edge research into mental health issues, and if you are a teacher, or teaching assistant, this is your chance to become a member, completely FREE!

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  • Mental Health and Obesity: It’s everybody’s role

    By Melissa Little. Melissa is a Paediatric Dietitian specialising in childhood weight management. She runs a social enterprise called Foodtalk.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent article and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Headlines about children’s mental health can make dispiriting reading for school leaders

    The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Help the parents, help the child: Developing support for parents of burn-injured children

    Whilst many burns are minor and treated by front line NHS services, approximately 500 children under the age of 16 are admitted to hospital for specialist care every year in the UK.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Steve Rippin

    Autumn was glorious

    ‘Make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools’ was the focus of a welcome and topical debate in the House of Commons on the 6 November.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • “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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