• William Lan

    Exploring the Role of Nature in Childhood Development and Mental Health

    The importance of nature in children’s development and mental health is a topic that is increasingly gaining attention in contemporary research. From improving cognitive functions to reducing symptoms of stress – studies suggest that regular nature experiences not only enhance the well-being of children but are also essential for their holistic development. In this blog post, we dive into the world of child and adolescent psychiatry and explore how experiences in nature can serve as a catalyst for healthy growth.

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  • Zoe R. Smith

    Sustaining Equity, Retaining Talent: Tackling Systemic Inequity for Women in Science and Research

    11 February was established in 2015 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to recognize us as agents of change, yet women are still underpaid and undervalued for the work they do. Women are continually subjected to systems that actively make our workforce weaker due to excluding women from leadership in science and research. This blog will provide background and recommendations for institutional change to support women in science.

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  • Priyanka Joshi

    National Mentorship Month: My 2-Week Dive into ACAMH

    January is celebrated as National Mentorship Month and aims to raise awareness about the power and impact of mentoring. This National Mentorship Month 2024, Priyanka Joshi, a postgraduate student currently pursuing a Master’s in Publishing from City, University of London, shares her experience of her two-week work placement with the ACAMH Publications department.

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    My Voice Matters – The Importance of Lived Experience and Expression to Create Positive Change

    Celebrating its 10th year, Children’s Mental Health Week (5 – 11 February 2024) has chosen the theme ‘My Voice Matters’ to encourage the empowerment of children and young people to express themselves and subsequently drive positive change with regards to their mental health and wellbeing and reducing the stigmas associated with this.

    In light of this, do explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and do share with your networks and colleagues. We have gathered a range of FREE learning resources from leading academics, clinicians, and researchers to raise awareness of child and adolescent mental health issues.

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  • Parental Mental Health

    Parental Mental Health: Childhood Outcomes and Importance of Creating Positive Relationships

    Starting a family can be a considered a big milestone for some, however the transition to parenthood can be difficult for both men and women, with the exacerbation or onset of mental health problems following parenthood. Now it its third year, UK Parent Mental Health Day (27 January) aims to challenge the stigmas surrounding parents’ and carers’ mental health.

    This UK Parent Mental Health Day, we encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and to share with your networks.

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  • Dr. Luis Farhat

    International Mentoring Day

    On Wednesday 17 January, we celebrate the International Mentoring Day. In this blog, Dr. Luis Farhat comments on the importance of mentoring and shares his experience of being part of the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP)’s Affiliate Editor (AE) program to support, through mentorship, young professionals in child and adolescent mental health.

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    Helping You, Help Others – FREE ACAMH Posters

    As part of our commitment to sharing information and best practice globally, we are delighted to offer you the chance to get FREE A3 posters. Order now and be part of the advancement of child and adolescent mental health.

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  • Photovoice within Mental Health Research Involving Adolescents

    Photovoice within Mental Health Research Involving Adolescents

    Photovoice, a research method developed by Wang and Burris (1997), combines photography and narrative, and has emerged as a powerful tool for researching adolescent mental health for participants to express themselves visually, providing unique emotional and metaphorical insights less accessible to other traditional research methods.

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  • ACAMH response to the conflict in the Middle East

    The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in the Middle East, particularly those who have lost loved ones or been displaced.

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