Authors describe policy issues and highlight implications for child and adolescent mental health.
NICE guidelines for self-harm: a new school of thought
New NICE guidelines for the management of self-harm in the UK emphasise the important role of non-specialists. In this article, Holly Crudgington and Dennis Ougrin discuss this guidance, focusing on the new advice for schools and its implications.Read more
Engaging with UK Parliament on child and adolescent mental health research and policy
Researchers and expert practitioners can contribute to parliamentary work to inform policy-making. Sarah Bunn and Stephanie J Lewis describe why engaging with Parliament is important and explain how this can be done.Read more
Mental Health Act White Paper: potential implications for children and young people
Reforms to the Mental Health Act will affect children and young people detained in hospitals. Susan Walker, Bernadka Dubicka, and David Kingsley discuss recent proposals for reform and consider their implications for children and young people.Read more