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  • 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.

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • A wealth of experience benefiting ACAMH

    “If you’re going to care for people you have to care for the people who are caring.”

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  • A happy accident

    Arriving early to an ACAMH Conference set Dr Mark Lovell off on an ever expanding journey with the Association.

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Autism Diagnosis Trends

    The first prevalence studies estimated one in 2,500 children were autistic whereas the latest figures indicate around one in every 39 children is reported to have an autism diagnosis. Dr Ginny Russell discusses why we may have seen such an exponential increase.

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  • Guest Blog

    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?

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  • In Conversation

    In Conversation… Professor Kathy Sylva

    Hear from Professor Kathy Sylva OBE on her research which has explored early education and children’s development, parenting interventions, and the impact of children’s centres on families.

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  • 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.

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  • In Conversation… Professor Tamsin Ford

    Tamsin Ford is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School. While Tamsin set out on her career path aiming to become an old age psychiatrist working as a clinician, she ended up as a child psychiatrist working in research. Discover more about Tamsin’s career and and her research group assessing the effectiveness of services and interventions which aim to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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