The Bridge

The Bridge is our free online publication presenting the most clinically-relevant research from our two peer reviewed journals: Child and Adolescent Mental Health and The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as interesting and important studies from the wider literature.

You can download a pdf of each issue of The Bridge from the home page of that particular month. You can also read each individual article in our Research Digests section, each of which also have a downloadable pdf.

The main purpose of The Bridge, and our Research Digests, is knowledge dissemination. They will be of particular interest to postgraduate students, trainees, early career researchers, and those in clinical practice.
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  • January 2021 – The Bridge

    This issue of The Bridge features summaries of recent child and adolescent mental health research. I hope you enjoy reading about this excellent work which improves our understanding of a wide range of conditions and informs mental health care for young people.

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  • December 2020 – The Bridge

    Welcome to the December 2020 issue of The Bridge. This year has been extremely challenging for our field, as we’ve needed to understand and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on young people’s mental health.

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  • November 2020 – The Bridge

    The research featured in this issue covers a wide range of topics relevant to our work with young people, including neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioural disorders, their comorbidity, and their links with functioning and quality of life.

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  • May 2020 – The Bridge

    Includes general ‘Mental Health in Deaf Children’ and ‘Accessing good communication – Deaf children in a mental health assessment’

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  • April 2020 – The Bridge

    This edition of The Bridge focuses on CBT, includes ‘Can transdiagnostic CBT improve outcomes in children with ASD?’ and ‘Does online CBT work for treating adolescent anxiety?’

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  • Neuroscience Edition

    Welcome to this Neuroscience themed edition of The Bridge.
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is currently promoting the neurosciences in its curriculum, for training Psychiatrists of the future. One of the many reasons for this is to develop more “Parity of Esteem” between physical and mental health conditions.

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  • Self-Harm & Suicide Issue – Foreword from the Editor

    As a clinician, it certainly does feel that more and more young people are being referred, following self harm or with suicidal ideas, to the CAMHS service I work in. This nationwide increase in numbers is acknowledged in recent government reports, which are summarised in this edition.

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  • Autism & Intellectual Disability

    This edition of the Bridge is on Autism & Intellectual Disability.

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  • The Bridge – Gender Issue

    Welcome to The Bridge – this month focusses on gender diversity in children and young people. 

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  • The Bridge – Informatics issue

    Welcome to this informatics themed edition of the Bridge.

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