• Autism Acceptance Week 2023

    Autism Resources Update

    This World Autism Acceptance Week (27 March to 2 April 2023), we have collated a number of FREE learning resources from leading academics, clinicians, and researchers to build upon our previous catalogue of resources for World Autism Acceptance Week 2022. 

    We encourage you to explore the learning opportunities available on our website, sign up for our fantastic upcoming events below, and do share with your networks.

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  • AMH-Crisis2

    Crisis care for children and young people

    CAMH-Crisis2 is an NIHR research funded study exploring mental health crisis services for children and young people up to 25 years in England & Wales.

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  • Dr. Nikhil Childhary

    Hunter-gatherer childhoods may offer clues to improving education and wellbeing in developed countries, Cambridge study argues

    Hunter-gatherers can help us understand the conditions that children may be psychologically adapted to because we lived as hunter-gatherers for 95% of our evolutionary history. And paying greater attention to hunter-gatherer childhoods may help economically developed countries improve education and wellbeing. JCPP Editorial from Dr Nikhil Chaudhary, and Dr Annie Swanepoel.

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  • Aishat Hamzat

    Tribute to phenomenal young campaigner Aisha Hamzat

    A few weeks ago we were told about the tragic news of the death of Aisha Hamzat, who, for ACAMH, contributed to a blog and webinar, on predicting complex PTSD in foster care.

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  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week

    Eating Disorders – Perception, Prevention, Intervention

    According to the World Health Organisation, in 2019 almost 3 million children and young people, worldwide, experienced eating disorders. This Eating Disorder Awareness Week (27 February – 5 March 2023), we encourage you to explore the FREE learning opportunities available on our website, and to share with your networks.

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  • Marie Young

    Eating Disorders and CAMHS – Real Life Insights

    Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia, are not straight forward; to celebrate eating disorder awareness week, we spoke to Marie Young (pic), a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Eating Disorders Specialist Nurse, and Bea Fenske, an Eating Disorders Nurse, from Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS, to give us an overview of what it is like to work in a Community Eating Disorders Service.

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  • Dr. Nora Trompeter

    How England’s calorie labelling policy is impacting young people

    Last year the government introduced the out-of-home calorie labelling policy in England to help people make informed nutritional decisions as part of a broader strategy to reduce rates of obesity. However, little is known about how this policy impacts young people’s mental health, especially those with lived experience of eating disorders. Here we summarise the existing research and highlight areas for further investigation.

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  • Dr. Lucy Maddox

    Nature based interventions in CAMHS wards can benefit patients and staff: helpful ideas from a qualitative practice-based paper

    There is evidence that our surroundings matter, both psychologically and physically. Where we spend our time has an impact on how we feel. Much of what we have learnt about this comes from research in hospital settings.

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  • Child and Adolescent Resilience and Mental Health

    Let’s Connect – Children’s Mental Health Week 2023

    With the theme of Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 being ‘Let’s Connect’, Rasanat Fatima Nawaz and Professor Tamsin Ford explore the importance of connectedness in promoting mental health and well-being for children and young people.

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  • Children’s Mental Health Week 2023

    Let’s Connect – Creating Meaningful Connections to Support Mental Health

    Now in its ninth year, Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2023 focuses on the theme of ‘Let’s Connect’; encouraging the need for meaningful connections to support our mental health and wellbeing. With this in mind, do explore the learning opportunities available on our website, and do share with your networks and colleagues.

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