Blogs & Research Digests

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    Talking therapies and adapting for autism

    Dr Ann Ozsivadjian is a clinical psychologist who specialises in making talking therapies work for children with autism. Her job at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, was created at the request of the parents of autistic children, who were having trouble with conventional talking therapies. “Accessing therapy can be […]

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  • Minecraft for young people with Autism

    The Bridge spoke to Stuart Duncan, who has developed Autcraft – Minecraft for young people with Autism.

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  • Designing services with patients calls for curiosity and empathy

    “I took my knowledge from the NHS about involving patients and combined that with design tools from commercial software development,”

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  • Guest Blog

    How do new family forms affect children’s mental health?

    New family forms, including single-parent households, gay or lesbian parents, and those with children born through assisted reproduction methods like IVF and surrogacy, are becoming ever more common. Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, elaborates on the impacts of these family forms on children’s mental health.

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  • ‘There is no other organisation like this in Europe’

    We provide cutting-edge research into mental health issues, and if you are a teacher, or teaching assistant, this is your chance to become a member, completely FREE!

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  • Mental Health and Obesity: It’s everybody’s role

    By Melissa Little. Melissa is a Paediatric Dietitian specialising in childhood weight management. She runs a social enterprise called Foodtalk.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent article and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Headlines about children’s mental health can make dispiriting reading for school leaders

    The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust was set up in 1997 in memory of Charlie Waller, a young man who took his own life whilst suffering from depression.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • Help the parents, help the child: Developing support for parents of burn-injured children

    Whilst many burns are minor and treated by front line NHS services, approximately 500 children under the age of 16 are admitted to hospital for specialist care every year in the UK.
    Disclaimer: This is an independent blog and ACAMH may not necessarily hold the same views.

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  • 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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  • 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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