Blog

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Dr Zeshan Qureshi, Paediatrician

    Joining up services, is the way forward

    Being a paediatrician is an absolute privilege and a core part of my identity.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Practicing what we preach

    Today is World Mental Health Day, with this year’s theme being mental health in the workplace. I believe the most valuable asset any organisation has are its staff, and their wellbeing should be paramount to every CEO.

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  • dyslexia beadle

    I was horribly misinformed about dyslexia

    According to the British Dyslexia Association, up to 10% of people in the UK show some signs of the condition.

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