How does 22q11.2 deletion syndrome impact on sleep and mental health?
Anne Lawlor, Co-Founder and Chairperson of 22q11 Ireland, guest blogs on the impact of 22q11.2 deletion syndrome on sleep and mental health.Read more
PAPYRUS – working for prevention of suicide in young people
Every year many thousands more attempt or contemplate suicide, harm themselves or suffer alone, afraid to speak openly about how they are feeling. PAPYRUS strongly believes that many young suicides are preventable.Read more
Place children and young people at the heart of the strategy – A recent call by a joint UK Select Committee
In their recent 1st joint Select Committee report, May 2018, the Education, Health and Social Care Committees call upon the government to take a stronger stance on child and adolescent mental health and to join up the appropriate services in a way that places children and young people at the heart of its strategy.Read more
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.”Read more
The Grenfell Tower Fire: The Mental Health & Wellbeing of Children
Guest blog from Dr Jai Shree Adhyaru, Team Lead for the NHS Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service’s Trauma Clinic for Children & Young People.Read more
A wealth of experience benefiting ACAMH
“If you’re going to care for people you have to care for the people who are caring.”Read more
A happy accident
Arriving early to an ACAMH Conference set Dr Mark Lovell off on an ever expanding journey with the Association.Read more
What is attachment theory used for?
Attachment theory is amongst the most popular theories of child development and has received much attention from psychologists and researchers across the world for the last 50 years. Such popularity implies that it is perceived by many to be of great importance and utility to understanding people and their behaviour in different contexts – but, why?Read more
What are the barriers to mindfulness for Tourette’s?
We know that mindfulness and meditation can be of great benefit to people but it is a challenge for those with movement disorders such as Tourette Syndrome.Read more
Addressing a need: Could a research-based app called Molehill Mountain ease anxiety in Autism?
One of the top ten priorities for autism research, according to Autistica’s research with autistic people, is reducing anxiety. In order to meet this need, Autistica have partnered with Professor Emily Simonoff to develop Molehill Mountain, a new smartphone app.Read more